BRP recalls 25,000 Commanders due to fire hazard

Publish Date: 
Jan 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, BRP is recalling about 25,000 Can-Am Commanders due to a fire hazard.

According to the recall notice, debris such as leaves, hay and grass in wet terrain can collect in the Commander’s exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe could ignite accumulated debris that has dried.

BRP has received 18 reports of fires related to accumulated debris in the exhaust pipe area, including one report of minor burns to the hand.

The recall involves 2011, 2012 and early 2013 Commanders. Models included in the recall are:

Model Year 2011 Model Year 2012 Model Year 2013
Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000 Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000 Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000
Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000 Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000 Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000
Can-Am Commander X 1000 Can-Am Commander X 1000 Can-Am Commander X 1000
  Can-Am Commander Limited 1000 Can-Am Commander Limited 1000
    Can-Am Commander DPS 800R and 1000

Consumers are being told to stop using the recalled vehicles, check their exhaust for accumulated debris as described in BRP’s “Cleaning Procedure of Exhaust Area” guide, and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free update kit repair. The guide is available to consumers at BRP dealerships or online at www.can-am.brp.com. BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall and the vehicle’s cleaning guide.

Posted by Arlo Redwine