20202 Can-Am Spyder RT

Can-Am Spyder RT recall on brake fault

Bombardier Recreational Products has issued a global recall on the three-wheel 2020 Can-Am Spyder RT for a possible brake issue. 

Although the official notice has not yet been published in by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, BRP Australia spokesman Brian Manning says the global recall “likely impacts VINs in Australia”.

He says owners can access this US site and enter their Vehicle Identification Number to see if their roadster is included.

Spyder RT recall

20202 Can-Am Spyder RT

The safety recall report says that a faulty brake mechanism support could cause the Spyder RT to lose braking capacity.

The support designed to hold the braking mechanism shows shrinkage cavities—a flaw that forms during the component’s molding process.

This can cause the piece to be weaker than usual, depending on where the cavities formed, and reduce its resistance.  

Should a higher-than-normal pressure be applied to the brake pedal, the support could potentially break, severing the link between the brake pedal and the rear braking system. 

Obviously, this could have disastrous consequences.

The component is new for 2020 and the flaw was discovered during the assembly process.

Dealers have been notified of this issue and the recall is expected to begin next month.

Most owners won’t be able to ride them in the current pandemic lockdown, but they should be careful with the brakes and bring the RT in to be fixed.

Dealers will install a bracket to solidify the faulty component, free of charge.  

The Can-Am Spyder has not had a recall since 2013 where there were recalls for spontaneous fires and brake issues.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

  1. Given this is a 2020 model recall and no 2020 models yet to be sold in Australia, this serves more as a warning than a recall of Australian models. The BRP spokespersons comment is typical of BRP Australia, they have no idea or even care about Spyder sales and service in Australia or their customers.

    1. Have to agree with you Steve, have called them a few times over the years and to say they have been useless is paying them a compliment!!!

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