January 10, 2013

BRP Recalls Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicles

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.

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.

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.