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Re: Tether Engine Shutoff Switch


Dear Can-Am Off-Road® Owner,

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act and other applicable laws.

Which models are involved?

MY 2008-2009, DS 90™ X™.

What is the potential problem?

Engine may fail to shut off when pulling the cord from the accessory tether engine shutoff switch post installed on these race-ready vehicles. If this occurs in situations where the rider is ejected, the vehicle may run away uncontrolled until the engine gets back to idle. This may lead to a collision of the vehicle with bystanders, a fixed object or other vehicles, potentially resulting in serious injuries and/or death.

To confirm that your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is affected, contact your authorized Can-Am Off-Road or BRP at 1-888-272-9222 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern time 7 days a week.

What is the reason for this notice?

In cooperation with Transport Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. ("BRP") are conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2008 and 2009 Can-Am ATV DS 90 X models.

What should you do?

Immediately stop using your vehicle, call an authorized BRP dealer and make an appointment to have the race-ready accessory tether engine shutoff switch removed. The dealer will perform this work at no charge to you. As a compensation, a credit of $50 will be offered to you upon completion of the repair by your authorized Can-Am BRP dealer. This credit may be used towards the future purchase of BRP accessories.

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 authorized BRP Can-Am Off-Road dealer:

  • Visit


  • Call In the US and Canada 1-888-638-5397

8:00 to 18:00 Eastern time

Your continued satisfaction with your Can-Am Off-Road is important to us. Please understand that we have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your unit proper operation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.


After-Sales Service Department