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BRP recalls 1,600 Can-Am ATVs

BRP, in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, on Thursday issued a recall of about 1,600 Can-Am ATVs.

The Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) main shaft can crack, and pieces can detach. Those pieces inside the DPS can block gears and cause limited steering ability, posing a loss of control hazard with risk of serious injury or death to the operator.

BRP has received two reports of broken DPS shafts, resulting in limited steering ability. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves 2010 and 2011 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade model ATVs. The ATVs were sold in black, yellow and red and have "Can-Am" and the model name printed on the side panels. Models included in the recall are: model year 2010 -- Can-Am Outlander 500, 650 and 800R, packages XT, XT-P and Ltd; MAX and 1-Up models Can-Am Renegade 800R, package X xc only; model year 2011 -- Can-Am Outlander 500, 650, 800R, packages XT, XT-P, X xc, X mr and Ltd; on MAX and 1-Up models Can-Am Renegade 800R, package X xc only.

The ATVs were sold at Can-Am dealerships nationwide between September 2009 and November 2011 for between $6,800 and $13,500.

Consumers have been told to immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Can-Am ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP will contact registered owners directly.

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