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Latest recalls affect multiple OEMs

December 27, 2012
Filed under News

Here’s a look at some of the recent calls of powersports vehicles by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Two Can-Am Spyder recalls target more than 33,700 units

RECALL #1

Vehicle Make / Model; Model Year(s):

CAN-AM / SPYDER GS; 2008-2009

CAN-AM / SPYDER RS; 2009-2012

CAN-AM / SPYDER RT; 2010-2012

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

Report Receipt Date: DEC 12, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V582000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Potential Number of Units Affected: 33,700

Summary:

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Can-Am Spyder GS, RS, and RT series vehicles. The fuel cap may not fit onto the fuel tank filler neck, preventing it from sealing properly.

Consequence:

If the fuel cap does not seal properly, it may leak fuel vapors. Fuel vapors in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire and personal injury.

Remedy:

BRP will notify owners and send them a replacement fuel cap, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in mid-January 2013.

RECALL #2

Vehicle Make / Model; Model Year(s):

CAN-AM / SPYDER GS; 2008-2009

CAN-AM / SPYDER RS; 2010

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

Report Receipt Date: DEC 12, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V581000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,600

Summary:

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Can-Am Spyder GS and model year 2010 Can-AM Spyder RS vehicles. Fuel vapors may exit the fuel vapor canister vent hose in the enclosed engine compartment.

Consequence:

Fuel vapors in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire and personal injury.

Remedy:

BRP will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel vapor canister vent hose and replace and re-route it, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in early January 2013.

Arctic Cat recalls Bearcat snowmobiles due to fire hazard

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: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Units: About 3,900

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received three reports of snowmobiles leaking fuel when set-up at dealerships due to damage during the production process. Arctic Cat has received no reports of fires, property damage or injuries related to the recalled vehicles.

Description: The recall involves model year 2013 wide-track versions of the Arctic Cat Bearcat series.

The Bearcat 570 XT and 570 WT have seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name and the letters “XT” or “WT” are on each side of the hood and the number “570” is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. Both vehicles have blue hoods.

The Bearcat Z1 XT has seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name and the letters “XT” are on each side of the hood and “Z1” is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has a blue hood.

The Bearcat Z1 XT GS is a single-rider vehicle. The model name and the letters “GS” are on each side of the hood and “Z1” is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has an orange hood, a winch on the front and a light bar located behind the operator’s seat.

The Bearcat Z1 XT LTD has seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name, the letters “XT” and the word “Limited” are on each side of the hood and “Z1” is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has a black hood and tunnel.

Recalled vehicles have the last six digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) in the following ranges: 808110 through 808130 and 108866 through 120615. The VIN appears on a sticker attached to the tunnel on the rider’s right side and is also engraved in the same area.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2012 through October 2012 for between $9,000 and $13,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting its customers directly.

BMW is recalling certain model year 2012-13 S 1000 RR motorcycles

Vehicle Make / Model:

BMW / S 1000 RR

Model Year(s):

2012-2013

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Report Receipt Date: DEC 14, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V585000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE: MOTORCYCLE KICKSTAND/CENTER STAND

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,385

Summary:

BMW is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured September 2011, through December 2012. Due to a manufacturing fault, the side-stand attachment bolts could start to loosen. The loosening of the side-stand bolts could cause the stand to separate from the frame of the motorcycle.

Consequence:

A separation of the side-stand could cause the motorcycle to fall, causing a risk of injury.

Remedy:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will clean the sidestand mounting plate threads and replace the side-stand mounting plate bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2013.

Triumph is recalling certain model year 2013 Trophy motorcycles

Vehicle Make / Model: TRIUMPH / TROPHY

Model Year(s): 2013

Manufacturer: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES AMERICA LTD

Report Receipt Date: DEC 11, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V592000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 244

Summary:

Triumph Motorcycles (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2013 Trophy motorcycles manufactured from September 5, 2012, through November 29, 2012. These motorcycles were produced with a label bearing incorrect tire data which fails to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, “Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars,” and they fail to comply with the certification requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Consequence:

Owners relying on the information contained in the label may install incorrect replacement tires, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Remedy:

None of the affected motorcycles have been sold to consumers and they will be repaired prior to sale. Therefore, an owner notification letter will not be issued for this campaign.

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