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.
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|
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.
The firm has received three reports of loss of steering. No injuries have been reported.
Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.
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.
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