Injury Hazard Leads BRP to Recall Side-by-Side Off-Road Vehicles

Vehicles may roll away when in park

Injury Hazard Leads BRP to Recall Side-by-Side Off-Road Vehicles
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January 18, 2017

BRP is recalling roughly 780 side-by-side off-road vehicles due to an injury hazard.

The vehicles may roll away when in the "park" or "P" position. This poses an injury hazard to anyone close to the vehicle.

The affected vehicles include the model year 2016 Can-Am Defender, Defender DPS, and Defender XT vehicle models. They were sold in various colors at Can-Am Dealers across the U.S. from October 2015 until December 2016 for between $10,000 and $15,700. They have four tires, two seats, and a cargo box on the back. The word Can-Am is printed on the cargo box's side, and the model name is printed on the vehicle's side at the front, beside the headlight. The model number and the vehicle identification number are also printed on a label located under the glove box.

No injuries have been reported, but the company has received six reports to date of affected vehicles moving unexpectedly when in park.

Consumers are urged to stop using these vehicles immediately and to contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. The company is contacting everyone known to have purchased a vehicle directly.

For more information, consumers can reach BRP at (888) 272-9222.