BRP Recalls Side-by-Side Off-Road Vehicles Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 22, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –


Name of product: Side-by-side off-road vehicles

Hazard: The steering rack and pinion assembly can have an improper amount of grease and result in a loss of steering control and crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or online at and click on “Owner Center” and then “Recall Information” for more information.

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Units: About 2,380

Description: This recall involves model year 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles. The vehicles came in various colors. The model name and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is printed on a label under the glove box. To verify if your vehicle is included in the recall, have your VIN (Vehicle identification Number) ready and contact your authorized Can-Am side-by-side dealer or BRP.

Recalled models include:

  • 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 STD
  • 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 XDS
  • 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 XRS

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 33 incident reports, including reports of intermittent or complete steering lock. No injuries were reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly about this recall.

Sold At: Can-Am dealers nationwide from August 2016 through November 2016 for between $23,000 and $27,000.

Importer(s): BRP U.S. Inc. of Sturtevant, Wis.

Manufactured In: Mexico

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission