BRP recalls side-by-side vehicles

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The drive belt may overheat and break, posing a fire hazard

BRP U.S. of Sturtevant, Wis., is recalling about 34,400 model year 2020 – 2021 Can-AM Defender HD10 side-by-side vehicles.

The stock CVT air intake can become completely obstructed with snow causing the drive belt to overheat and break, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received three reports of incidents involving fires. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves model years 2020 and 2021 Defender HD10 side-by-side vehicles.

The 82 HP engine vehicles were sold in various colors and are equipped with track kits, the Apache 360 LT and the Apache Backcountry track systems, sold separately by BRP.

The model name and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is printed on a label under the glove box.

A list of the 20 vehicle models being recalled may be found here.

The vehicles, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from February 2019, through July 2021, for between $12,500 and $22,500 for the vehicles, and between $4,700 and $4,900 for the track systems sold separately.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using track kits on the recalled vehicles in snow conditions and contact a Can-Am dealer for a free repair.

Consumer contact BRP toll-free at (888) 272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Sunday, or online at BRP is contacting all purchasers directly.

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