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BRP Recalls Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicles Due to Loss of Steering Control Hazard

  • Can Am Commander
Name of Product:
Can-Am? Commander side-by-side off-road vehicles
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.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
January 10, 2013
Units:
About 3,400
Consumer Contact

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.

Recall Details

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 800 and 1000 
Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000 Can-Am Commander XT 800 and 1000
Can-Am Commander X 1000     
Can-Am Commander X 1000
 
Can-Am Commander Limited 1000
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.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three reports of loss of steering. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

Manufactured In:
Mexico
Recall number:
13-718
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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.
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