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Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications Washington, D.C.
December 22, 2011
Alert #12-709

BRP Recalls ATVs Due to Loss of Control Hazard

Can-Am Renegade
Can-Am Renegade

Can-Am Outlander Max
Can-Am Outlander Max

Can-Am Outlander
Can-Am Outlander
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Can-Am ATVs

Units: About 1,600

Distributor: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.

Manufacturer: BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V., Ciudad Juárez, Mexican state of Chihuahua

Hazard: The Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) main shaft can crack and pieces can detach. Those pieces inside the DPS can block gears and cause limited steering ability, posing a loss of control hazard with risk of serious injury or death to the operator.

Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received two reports of broken DPS resulting in limited steering ability. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 2010 and 2011 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade model ATVs. The ATVs were sold in black, yellow and red and have “Can-Am” and the model name printed on the side panels.

 Models included in the recall are:

  • Model Year 2010:
    •  Can-Am® OUTLANDER™ 500, 650 and 800R, packages XT, XT-P and Ltd; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am® RENEGADE™ 800R, package X xc only
  • Model Year 2011:
    •  Can-Am® OUTLANDER™ 500, 650, 800R, packages XT, XT-P, X xc, X mr and Ltd; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am® RENEGADE™ 800R package X xc only

Sold exclusively at: Can-Am dealerships nationwide between September 2009 and November 2011 for between $6,800 and $13,500.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Can-Am ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP will contact registered owners directly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

About Bombardier Recreation Products Inc.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.

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