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BRP Recalls Can-Am SxS Vehicles Due to Loss of Steering

Discussion in 'Accidents, Safety Tips & Training' started by Garry, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Garry

    Garry Veteran Member

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    January 10, 2013
    Alert #13-718
    Full Details here; http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13718.html

    The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
    Name of Product: Can-Am® Commander side-by-side off-road vehicles
    Units: About 3,400
    Manufacturer: BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V., of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
    Hazard: Improper assembly of the steering column to the rack and pinion can result in the loss of steering control, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the user, passenger or bystanders.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of loss of steering. No injuries have been reported.
    Description: This recall includes the following serial numbers of 2011 and 2012 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles. The model name is printed on the vehicle’s side panel. Models included in the recall are:
    Model Year 2011 Model Year 2012
    Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000
    Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000
    Can-Am Commander X 1000 Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000
    Can-Am Commander XT 800 and 1000
    Can-Am Commander X 1000
    Can-Am Commander Limited 1000
    Sold at: Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.
    Manufactured in: Mexico

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.
    Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.canamoffroad.com and click on “Recall Information” under the Owner Center for more information.
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
    CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
    Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell a recalled product.
     
  2. bulldogs101

    bulldogs101 SSW Support Staff

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    had mine checked and mine was not on recall.
     
  3. slane01

    slane01 Moderator Staff Member

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    It is great to see the OEM voluntarily addressing the safety concerns with the recall.
     
  4. commanderjjones

    commanderjjones SSW Rally/Event Director

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    Anybody know what the exact issue was? It says "improper assembly", but that could be a wide range of things. If I owned one, I would like to know and not just trust a dealer telling me "your serial number isn't affected".
     
  5. Garry

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    I’m in agreement with you Jerry. If I owned one of these units, I would like to see the “Service Repair Bulletin” The dealer receives from the manufacture.
    That bulletin would describe the inspection and repair procedures.
     
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    I know you should never blame your tools but I am blaming them for my terrible finish. I should have taken my new toys out for a spin before competing with them.
     

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