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What are the D.E.S.S. keys?

When you’re off-road in some of the world’s most extreme conditions and varied terrains, a normal key doesn’t cut it. We created a secure system called D.E.S.S., replacing traditional metal keys with an inexpensive, dealer-programmable “key” that unlocks extra features on your Can-Am Off-Road vehicle.

Built-in features:

  • Advanced anti-theft protection
  • Encrypted technology that restricts access to your ignition system
  • One vehicle—one D.E.S.S. code
  • Vibration-resistant ball-and-socket design

Every 2021 Can-Am Off-Road vehicle comes with one (1) D.E.S.S. key, but additional ones can be added at any time. In addition, reprogramming spare keys or ones for younger riders is possible:

  • Work / Learning key reduces the vehicle’s top speed to 25 mph without limiting the engine torque.
  • Normal key reduces torque and top speed to 44mph (70 km/h)
  • Performance key unleashes full performance

Already own multiple D.E.S.S. keys? They can be reprogrammed at any time, depending on your needs—just call or visit your Can-Am Off-Road dealer.

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