The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a bulletin for the recall of the 2010 Can-Am Spyder RT to rectify an issue with its brakes. A pin in the brake pedal connecting rod on 3,259 units potentially affected could come loose; if that happens, total loss of braking is possible.

Bombardier Recreational Products, maker of the three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder, is notifying owners. Dealers will replace the pins in question free of charge. Scroll down for the official word and more information from NHTSA.
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Report Date: April 15, 2012 at 01:55 PM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V159000

Vehicle Make / Model: CAN-AM / SPYDER RT
Model Year(s): 2010

Manufacturer: BOMBARDIER MOTOR CORP.
Mfr's Report Date: APR 10, 2012
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, CONTROLS:FOOT CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,259

Summary:
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC. (BRP) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SPYDER RT ROADSTERS. A PIN SECURING THE BRAKE PEDAL CONNECTING ROD COULD DISENGAGE AND FALL OFF.

Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, A TOTAL LOSS OF MAIN BRAKE FUNCTION COULD RESULT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF A CRASH POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:
BRP WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE PEDAL CONNECTING ROD PINS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 16, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRP AT 1-888-638-5397.

Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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      Cornfield Jungle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Somebody tell Kenny Powers!
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ya know...there are so many simple things that have to be done to ensure reliable brakes...like pins/yokes that don't wear/fail, pedals that don't bend when you stomp on them, hoses that don't rupture at the design pressures they're supposed to hold...gee, it's a wonder anything works at all given the rush to the bottom on prices and quality and Chinese supplier. Sounds like the 60s all over again when it was Japanese suppliers.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      KENNY POWERS
      Polly Ross
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is all very nice that it will be replaced for free But just like allways Townsville has no spare parts yet I have know about this for a couple of weeks surely BRP could of gotten parts to the dealer before I got the letter to recall