Can-Am Spyder three wheel motorcyle recalled due to possible brake failure

As per details received from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Bombardier Recreational Products have been asking their customers to bring in all three wheeler Can-Am Spyder vehicles for a free replacement of brake pins.

It was reported that a pin in the brake pedal connecting rod could possibly come loose. This could result in brake failure and hence a total of 3,259 vehicle have been called in for rectification. All Can Am Spyder RT vehicles of 2010 model year were detected with this problem which could result in crash and even injury or death and hence needs to be rectified on priority.

The adventure vehicle is ideal for open road riding and is a highly innovative and stylish three wheeler roadster. It offers comfort, convenience and performance that will make any outdoor activity twice the fun. Can Am Spyder RT offers both the versatility and freedom of a two wheeler and the comforts of a luxury car.

For the year 2012, the company is offering even more exclusive and luxury updates to the new model with integrated handle mounted Garmin Zumo 660 color touchscreen GPS system, Bluetooth, four travel bags, travel cover and a number of chrome updates.

Press Release

Report Date: April 15, 2012 at 01:55 PM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V159000

Vehicle Make / Model: CAN-AM / SPYDER RT
Model Year(s): 2010

Manufacturer: BOMBARDIER MOTOR CORP.
Mfr’s Report Date: APR 10, 2012
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, CONTROLS:FOOT CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,259

Summary:
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC. (BRP) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SPYDER RT ROADSTERS. A PIN SECURING THE BRAKE PEDAL CONNECTING ROD COULD DISENGAGE AND FALL OFF.

Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, A TOTAL LOSS OF MAIN BRAKE FUNCTION COULD RESULT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF A CRASH POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:
BRP WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE PEDAL CONNECTING ROD PINS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 16, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRP AT 1-888-638-5397.

Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.