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BRP Recalls Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

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Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 29, 2013

Recall number: 13-103

Name of product: Can-Am(r) Commander Side-by-Side Off Road Vehicles

Hazard: Debris such as leaves, hay and grass in wet terrain areas can collect in the vehicle's exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe and accumulated debris that has dried, poses a risk of fire.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles, check their exhaust for accumulated debris as described in the 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 their local BRP dealer or online at BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall and the vehicle's cleaning guide.

Consumer Contact: BRP; toll-free at (888) 638-5397, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on "recall information" under the owner center for more information.

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Units: About 25,000

Description: This recall involves 2011, 2012 and early 2013 model gas-powered Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles. The model name is printed on the vehicle's side panel. Models included in the recall are:

Model Year 2011: Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000, Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000. Can-Am Commander X 1000
Model Year 2012: Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000, Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, Can-Am Commander X 1000, Can-Am Commander Limited 1000
Model Year 2013 (without Front Grill Kit): Can-Am Commander 800R and 1000, Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, Can-Am Commander X 1000, Can-Am Commander Limited 1000, Can-Am Commander DPS 800R and 1000

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 18 reports of fires related to accumulated debris in the exhaust pipe area, including one report of minor burns to the hand.

Sold at: Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2010 through November 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

Manufacturer: BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V., of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Manufactured in: Mexico
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