A notice was sent out late last year from BRP in
accordance with the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act and the
Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP
US Inc. ("BRP") have decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle
safety exists on some Can- Am Commander side-by-side models and are conducting
a safety recall. This is simply a reminder.
More details are included on the attached PDF.
What is the potential problem?
Some very specific riding terrains and conditions where
the vehicle is driven in water (minimum of 310 mm, 12 inches deep) containing
an important quantity of floating debris such as grass, hay and leaves may
generate significant accumulation of debris in a short period of time in the
This accumulation could lead to a vehicle fire when the
exhaust pipe is hot and the debris are dried. In some situations, this could
result in serious property damages, injuries or even death.
What should you do?
If you do NOT ride in the above described specific
terrains and conditions:
- You may continue to use your
vehicle in a normal way; it does not need to be updated.
- Refer to the Operator's Guide
Addendum "Cleaning Procedure of Exhaust Area" and apply the recommended
- Store this letter and the
Addendum with the Operator's Guide in the vehicle so it remains handy.
- However, if it is possible that your
vehicle will be ridden in one of these conditions, then you may have your
vehicle updated at any time as described below. The Front Grill Kit will be
available for any future request; for current or future owners.
If you ride in the above described conditions:
Front Grill Kit was available starting Dec. 5, 2012 to update your vehicle at
no cost to you.
the meantime, refer to the Addendum "Cleaning Procedure of Exhaust Area" and
clean the potentially affected exhaust area every time the vehicle is used in
the above described specific conditions.
this letter and the Addendum with the Operator's Guide in the vehicle so it
your authorized dealer to inform them that you wish to have your vehicle
updated and schedule an appointment.
If you have
questions, need assistance, or wish to find the nearest authorized BRP dealer:
If you have questions, need assistance, or need to
contact your nearest BRP dealer:
In the US
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday to Thursday
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time Friday