PhotoBRP U.S. of Sturtevant, Wis., is recalling about 10,600 side-by-side off-road vehicles.

 

The steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.

 

The firm has received 29 incident reports, including two reports of minor injuries.

 

This recall involves model year 2013 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). The vehicles came in various colors. The model name and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on a label under the glove box.

 

Recalled models include:

  • COMMANDER DPS 1000EFI
  • COMMANDER DPS 800REFI
  • COMMANDER LTD 1000EFI
  • COMMANDER X 1000EFI
  • COMMANDER XT 1000EFI
  • COMMANDER XT XT 800REFI

The vehicles, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2012, through April 2016, for between $12,600 and $20,100.

 

What to do

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection and free repair. The free repair will be available on June 30, 2016. In the meantime, consumers who must use their vehicles can contact a BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer and make an appointment to have their vehicles verified. This free verification is a temporary action to allow limited use of the vehicles until the availability of the free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly about this recall.

 

Consumers may contact BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Sunday or online at www.can-am.brp.com for more information.  

 


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