Possible Loss of Steering - Steering Coupling Stripping on Rack and Pinion Assembly

Dear Can-Am® Owner,

BRP is conducting a safety recall on certain side-by-side models. 

Our records show that you own a potentially affected vehicle.

What is the potential problem?

Steering coupling splines may strip on rack and pinion assembly. In some circumstances, this situation may result in a loss of steering control and possibly cause injuries or even death.

Which models are involved?

Model year 2013 Can-Am Commander_ equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS).

What should you do?

Contact your authorised BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer and arrange an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. The parts required to provide the remedy to this condition will begin to be made available from July 22nd 2016.

The solution is the replacement of the steering coupling. This repair should take approximately 2 hours to complete. The dealer will carry out this work free of charge.

What should you do until your vehicle is repaired?

BRP recommends that you avoid driving your vehicle until the final repair is carried out.

In the meantime, if you must use your vehicle before it is repaired, please contact your BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer and arrange an appointment to have your vehicle verified.

This verification is a temporary action to allow limited use of the vehicles until the availability of the parts for the final repair. This verification process will be available until there are sufficient parts made available for the solution.

Following the verification, if you still choose to use your vehicle, be aware that you must respect the following:

· Do not use at speeds above 50 km/h (30 MPH)

· Do not ride on rough terrain

What to do if you feel this notice is an error?

This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no longer own this vehicle or some information in this notice is incorrect, please contact BRP at your earliest convenience.

If you have questions or need assistance, or to find the nearest authorised BRP Can-am side-by-side dealer:

· Visit http://au.brp.com/off-road/

· infobrpaustralia@brp.com

Your continued satisfaction with your BRP product is important to us. We have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your vehicle's proper operation.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this matter may cause.

Yours sincerely,
BRP After-Sales Service Department