Marc Cesare, Smallvehicleresource.com
BRP has issued a recall for about 780 model year 2016 Can-Am Defender utility vehicles because the vehicles can unexpectedly roll away when in the “park” position. The recall includes Defender, Defender DPS and Defender XT models. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair.
This recall is on the small size compared to what is typical in the industry. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.
The following information is from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Units: About 780
This recall involves model year 2016 Can-Am Defender, Defender DPS, and Defender XT model side-by-side off-road vehicles. The vehicles were sold in various colors and have four tires, two seats and a cargo box on the back. “Can-am” is printed on the side of the cargo box and the model name is printed on the side of the front of the vehicle beside the headlight. The model name and vehicle identification number (VIN) are printed on a label under the glove box. Contact BRP or a BRP dealer to verify VINs included in the recall.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the vehicles moving when in the “park” or “P” position. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Sold At: Can-Am dealers nationwide from October 2015 through December 2016 for between $10,000 and $15,700.
Importer(s): BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Manufactured In: Mexico
Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET any day or online at www.can-am.brp.com and click on the Off-Road website and then the “Owners” tab at the top of the page and then “Safety” and then “View Notices” for more information.