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Can-Am® Commander Side-by-Side Off Road Vehicles Recalled

This recall involves 2011, 2012 and early 2013 model gas-powered Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles due to potential fire hazard from debris such as leaves, hay and grass in wet terrain areas can collect in the vehicle’s exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe and accumulated debris that has dried, poses a risk of fire. The firm has received 18 reports of fires related to accumulated debris in the exhaust pipe area, including one report of minor burns to the hand.

This recall follows an earlier recall of Model Year 2011 and Model Year 2012 Can-Am Commander vehicles due to improper assembly of the steering column to the rack and pinion which can result in the loss of steering control, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the user, passenger or bystanders. The vehicles were sold through Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2010 through November 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

BRP; toll-free at (888) 638-5397, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.can-am.brp.com and click on “recall information” under the owner center for more information.

Description

This recall involves 2011, 2012 and early 2013 model gas-powered Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles. The model name is printed on the vehicle’s side panel. Models included in the recall are:

Model Year 2011

Model Year 2012

Model Year 2013
(without Front Grill Kit)

Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander X 1000

Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander X 1000

Can-Am Commander Limited 1000

Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000

Can-Am Commander X 1000

Can-Am Commander Limited 1000

Can-Am Commander DPS 800R and 1000

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles, check their exhaust for accumulated debris as described in the Cleaning Procedure of Exhaust Area guide and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free update kit repair. The guide is available to consumers at their local BRP dealer or online at www.can-am.brp.com. BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall and the vehicle’s cleaning guide.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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