BRP Side-By-Side Off-Road Vehicles Recalled: Steering Defect
BRP has issued a recall for roughly 10,600 side-by-side off-road vehicles due to a steering defect.
About the Side-By-Side Off-Road Vehicles Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the steering coupling on the rack and pinion assembly can strip and cause a loss of steering control, which in turn presents a hazard for crashing.
Federal regulators have received 29 incident reports, two of which were reports of minor injuries.
The CPSC encourages consumers to stop using the recalled vehicles immediately. They are advising to call BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer to schedule an appointment to get the vehicle inspected and, if necessary, repaired for free. Free repairs will be available on June 30th, 2016.
Description of Recalled Off-Road Vehicles
The following information was provided by the CPSC:
- The recalled vehicles are the 2013 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicle models that have Dynamic Power Steering, available in various different colors. Affected models include:
- COMMANDER DPS 1000EFI
- COMMANDER DPS 800REFI
- COMMANDER LTD 1000EFI
- COMMANDER X 1000EFI
- COMMANDER XT 1000EFI
- COMMANDER XT 800REFI
- The name of the model and the Vehicle Identification Number can be found on a label located underneath the glove box
- Vehicles are sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2012 through April 2016 for between the prices of $12,600 and $20,100 and are manufactured in Mexico.