Potential Loss of Steering Control Leads to BRP Off-Road Vehicle Recall

The manufacturer urges owners to stop using the vehicles until they can be repaired

Potential Loss of Steering Control Leads to BRP Off-Road Vehicle Recall
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May 5, 2016

An auto manufacturer has announced a recall for off-road vehicles due to concerns over safety.

BRP is recalling its model year 2013 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). In the affected vehicles, the steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.

About 10,600 vehicles are included in the recall. The company has received 29 incident reports, including two reports of minor injuries.

The vehicles came in various colors. The model name and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on a label under the glove box. To see the recalled model names, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Consumers could purchase these vehicles at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2012 through April 2016 for between $12,600 and $20,100.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP Can-Am dealer to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection and free repair. The free repair will be available on June 30, 2016. In the meantime, consumers who must use their vehicles can contact their dealer and make an appointment to have their vehicles verified. This free verification is a temporary action to allow limited use of the vehicles until the availability of the free repair.

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact BRP at (888) 272-9222.