BRP Recall of certain Side-by-Side Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

210723 Recalled 2020 Can-Am Defender HD10 with track kits (678)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 23, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

BRP Recall Summary

Name of product: Model Years 2020 and 2021 Can-AM Defender HD10 side-by-side vehicles

Hazard: The stock CVT air intake can become completely obstructed with snow causing the drive belt to overheat and break, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: July 22, 2021

Units: About 34,400

Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday, online contact form at or at and click on “Owner Zone” and then “Safety Recalls. BRP is contacting all purchasers directly.

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves model years 2020 and 2021 Defender HD10 side-by-side vehicles. The 82 HP engine vehicles were sold in various colors. The recalled vehicles are equipped with track kits, the Apache 360 LT and the Apache Backcountry track systems, sold separatedly by BRP. The model name and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is printed on a label under the glove box. The following 20 vehicle models are included in this recall:

Model Name
HD10 Can-Am Defender
HD10 Can-Am Defender DPS
HD10 Can-Am Defender MOS
HD10 Can-Am Defender XMR
HD10 Can-Am Defender XT
HD10 Can-Am Defender XTP
HD10 Can-Am Defender CAB
HD10 Can-Am Defender CAB XT
HD10 Can-Am Defender LTD CAB
HD10 Can-Am Defender MAX CAB XT
HD10 Can-Am Defender MAX DPS
HD10 Can-Am Defender MAX LTD CAB
HD10 Can-Am Defender MAX XMR
HD10 Can-Am Defender MAX XT
HD10 Can-Am Defender PRO DPS
HD10 Can-Am Defender PRO LTD CAB
HD10 Can-Am Defender PRO XT
HD10 Can-Am Defender 6X6
HD10 Can-Am Defender 6X6 DPS
HD10 Can-Am Defender 6X6 XT

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using track kits on the recalled vehicles in snow conditions and contact a Can-Am dealer for a free repair. BRP is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received three reports of incidents involving fires. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Can-Am dealers nationwide from February 2019 through July 2021 for between $12,500 and $22,500 for the vehicles and between $4,700 and $4,900 for the track systems sold separately.

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

Manufactured In: Mexico

Recall number: 21-767

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission