RECALL ALERT: BRP Issues Recall on Can-Am Spyder & Ryker Models from 2020 to 2023 for Brake Light Illumination Issue

By Gerard Rossman

BRP has issued a recall notice in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The recall bulletin states certain Can-Am Spyder and Ryker three-wheel vehicles (3WV) manufactured between model year 2020 to 2023 are susceptible to having the brake lights remaining illuminated even when the brake pedal is not depressed.

“Potential contamination or component friction in the brake light switch (BLS) may cause the brake lights to stay illuminated,” reads the bulletin issued by BRP. β€œIf the brake lights remain illuminated, it can fail to alert other motorists of the rider’s intention and increase the risk of a crash.”
The recall notice does not extend to the braking mechanisms, themselves, which continue to otherwise operate in accordance with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards.

BRP requests owners of these vehicles not to drive or otherwise operate their vehicles on public roads until the recall procedure is completed, noting in some cases it may take between a half hour to less than two hours to fully complete.
Should you need to drive your impacted vehicle, BRP recommends you inspect the brake light system to ensure it is illuminating properly before riding. Brake lights should be off when the brake pedal is released.

The recall process may involve replacing or adding a spring or updated BLS mechanism to the brake light system that is more resistant to contamination or friction.
BRP will perform the needed repairs at no cost to the vehicle owner. Owners are strongly advised not to perform any repairs themselves and to allow the dealership to repair vehicles to specification.

NHTSA notes the number of affected vehicles nationally is greater than 34,000. BRP will begin issuing recall notices to customers in April, noting replacement parts will become available at retailing dealerships starting on April 3, 2023.
No injuries have been directly associated with this recall bulletin at the time of publishing.

Owners may contact BRP Customer Service at 1-888-272-9222 for further information using recall bulletin identification number 2023-6, or visit the Can-Am On-Road Recall Center.

Gerard Rossman is a journalist with Adrenaline Powersports Mag

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