Can-Am Recall 11V081000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
11V081000 Power Train: Manual Transmission: Column Shift Assembly Bombardier Recreational Products 02/07/2011 160
Defect Summary
BRP is recalling certain model year 2011 Spyder RT SM5 Roadsters. While downshifting, it may be possible to inadvertently engage reverse without depressing the reverse button, due to a defective reverse actuator cable. If this happens while vehicle is moving forward, the rear wheel could lock and the engine could stall.
Consequence Summary
If this happens while vehicle is stopped or moving forward, vehicle could back up. This condition may increase the risk of a crash possibly resulting in injury or death.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will validate proper operation of the reverse actuator and if defective, the reverse actuator assembly will be replaced free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before February 11, 2011. Owners may contact BRP at 1-888-638-5397.

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