BRP issues two Spyder recalls because of fuel vapor leaks

Publish Date: 
Dec 21, 2012

VALCOURT, Quebec - BRP has issued two separate Spyder recalls, both in regard to a fire hazard caused by fuel vapors.

First, the company is recalling certain 2008-to-2012 Can-Am Spyder GS, RS, and RT models. The fuel cap may not fit onto the fuel tank filler neck, preventing it from sealing properly. The potential number of units affected is about 33,700.

If the fuel cap does not seal properly, it may leak fuel vapors. According to the recall bulletin, vapors in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire and personal injury.

The recall affects the 2008-to-2009 Spyder GS, the 2009-to-2012 Spyder RS and the 2010-to-2012 Spyder RT.

BRP will notify owners and send them a free replacement fuel cap. The safety recall is expected to begin in mid-January. Owners may contact BRP at 888-638-5397.

The second recall affects 2008-to-2009 Spyder GS models and the 2010 Spyder RS, about 9,600 units in all. Fuel vapors may exit the fuel vapor canister vent hose in the enclosed engine compartment, causing a fire hazard.

BRP will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel vapor canister vent hose and replace and reroute it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to in early January.

Posted by Arlo Redwine