BRP Recalls 2016 Can-Am Defender Side-by-side vehicles– Misleading park position displayed in instrument cluster

    December 20, 2016 – Updated January 12, 2017

    Which models are affected by the safety recall?

    Model year 2016 Can-Am Defender
    Model year 2016 Can-Am Defender DPS
    Model year Can-Am Defender XT

    To confirm that your VIN (Vehicle identification Number) is affected, contact your authorized Can-Am side-by-side dealer 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 potential problem?

    On certain 2016 Can-Am Defender Side-by-Side vehicles, the instrument cluster may display the gearbox position “P” even though the gearbox is not mechanically engaged in the park position.  In some circumstances, this misleading display may result in the vehicle unexpectedly rolling away, which could lead to injury or even death.

    BRP Recalls Can-Am® BRP Recalls 2016 Can-Am Defender Side-by-side Vehicles

    December 20, 2016

    As you may have heard, a safety campaign on some 2016 Can-Am Defender vehicles was released in Canada and other countries meant to address an issue with a misleading park position displayed in instrument cluster. On certain 2016 Can-Am Defender Side-by-Side vehicles, the instrument cluster may display the gearbox position “P” even though the gearbox is not mechanically engaged in the park position.  

    BRP is working with the relevant authority in the United States to get the solution to this issue released as soon as possible. The dealer will perform this work at no charge to you.

    Until this safety campaign has been performed on your vehicle, BRP recommends that your rock the vehicle forward and backwards whenever “PARK” is selected to ensure that “PARK” is mechanically engaged in the transmission regardless of the transmission position displayed in the cluster.

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

    BRP Recalls 2017 Can-Am® Maverick X3 Side-by-side – Possible Steering Lock - Rack and Pinion Assembly

    November 17, 2016 – updated November 22, 2016

    Which models are affected by the safety recall?

    Model year 2017 Can-Am Maverick™ X3

    To confirm that your VIN (Vehicle identification Number) is affected, contact your authorized Can-Am side-by-side dealer 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 potential problem?

    On certain 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicles, the steering rack and pinion assembly may have been manufactured by our supplier with an improper amount of grease. In some circumstances, this situation may result in steering lock which could lead to injury or even death. 

    BRP Recalls Can-Am® Side-by-side Steering Coupling Stripping on Rack and Pinion Assembly

    June 29, 2016 (update of the April 29, 2016 posting)


    Which models are affected by the safety recall?

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

    To confirm that your VIN (Vehicle identification Number) is affected, contact your authorized Can-Am side-by-side dealer 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 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.