Bombardier Recreational Products is recalling 5,165 examples of the 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT (2015 model year pictured above) over concerns that excessive heat could come from the trikes under certain circumstances. Specifically, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall notice, "Prolonged idling or slow speed riding in warmer temperatures may result very high temperatures in the engine compartment." In severe cases, the issue can increase the risk of skin burns and even the potential for fires.

BRP is advising owners about the problem with a letter in February. However, it does not currently have the parts to perform the recall. In the meantime, Bombardier is suggesting to avoid idling the 2013 Spyder RTs for long periods or riding in slow traffic. The company believes it will have the necessary components in stock in May and will then call owners in to make the actual repair.
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RECALL Subject : High Engine Compartment Temperatures

Report Receipt Date: FEB 19, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V095000
Component(s): ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,165
All Products Associated with this Recall
CAN-AM SPYDER RT 2013

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

SUMMARY:
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling all model year 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT motorcycles. Prolonged idling or slow speed riding in warmer temperatures may result very high temperatures in the engine compartment.

CONSEQUENCE:
Very high temperatures in the engine compartment may increase the risk of skin burns or a vehicle fire.

REMEDY:
The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. BRP will send an interim notification to owners in February 2015, and will mail a second notice when a remedy is available. Owners may contact BRP customer service at 1-888-272-9222.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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