2013 Can-Am Spyder RT Roadster Elevated Temperature in Engine Compartment
May 26, 2015
Dear Can-Am Spyder RT 2013 Owner,
This notice is being sent to you following the interim notice sent in February 2015, in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic Motor Vehicle and Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Acts. BRP has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists on certain Can-Am roadster models and is conducting a safety recall. The remedy is now available.
What is the potential problem?
Under very hot ambient conditions and low speed riding, the temperature in the engine compartment may rise and thereby increase the risk of a skin burn or a vehicle fire.
Which models are involved?
Can-Am Spyder RT roadster, model year 2013.
What should you do?
Call an authorized BRP Can-Am Roadster dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. The solution is the installation of improved body panels and an upgraded fuel system kit. This repair should take approximately 4 hours to complete. The dealer will perform this work at no charge to you.
What should you do until your vehicle is repaired?
Although BRP insist to get all involved vehicles repaired rapidly, you can keep using your vehicle while taking the following precautions in hot riding conditions (ambient temperature of approximately 30 C/85 F and more):
- Avoid idling or slow traffic riding for a long period of time.
- Avoid parking in an enclosed area immediately after your ride, let your vehicle cool down first
- Avoid prolonged direct contact with body panels; wear appropriate riding gear as stated in the Operator’s Guide.
What to do if you feel this notice is an error?
This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no longer own this vehicle or some information in this notice is incorrect, please contact BRP at your earliest convenience.
For US residents only
If you believe that BRP has failed or is unable to remedy the defect within a reasonable time, you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E. Washington, D.C. 20590, or call the toll free Auto Safety Hot Line at 1- 888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. If you are a vehicle lessor, federal law requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.
Your continued satisfaction with your roadster is important to us. We have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your vehicle's proper operation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your patience while we prepare the remedy for this condition. If you have questions or need assistance:
• Visit www.can-am.brp.com
• Or call: 1-888-272-9222 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Eastern time Monday to Friday