CPSC and BRP US Inc. are voluntarily calling back Can-Am ATVs for hazards that have resulted in a loss of control of the vehicle.
January 4, 2012: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and BRP US Inc. announced the nationwide recall of the Can-Am ATVs for hazards on December 22 of 2011, which have resulted in a loss of control of the vehicle. After discovering that the Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) main shaft can crack and cause pieces to detach. Moreover, those loose pieces may block gears inside the DPS and cause limited steering ability posing a loss of control hazard that may lead to risk of serious injury or death.
The 2010 and 2011 Can-Am Outlander and Can-Am Renegade model ATVs are recalled. As per the CPSC reports, Can-Am ATVs were sold in black, yellow and red and bears “Can-Am” as well as the model name printed on the side panels. The consumers are advised to get in touch with their local Can-Am ATV dealer for the repair free of cost.
The models to be recalled are:
Model Year 2010: The packages XT, XT-P and Ltd of Can-Am OUTLANDER 500, 650 and 800R; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am RENEGADE 800R, package X xc only.
Model Year 2011: The packages XT, XT-P, X xc, X mr and Ltd of Can-Am OUTLANDER 500, 650, 800R; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am RENEGADE 800R package X xc only.