Recall roundup: Can-Am Spyder for potential fire risk image

The Can-Am Spyder RT is the subject of a recall which has been recently announced Bombardier Recreational Products because of a potential fire risk.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Can-Am Spyder RT owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a potential fire risk. The NHTSA is saying that excessive heat could come from the trikes under circumstances and in severe cases, the risk of skin burns and even potential fires becomes real.

“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. Very high temperatures in the engine compartment may increase the risk of skin burns or a vehicle fire”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.

The affected models are the 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT motorcycles, made by Bombardier Recreational Products. The total number of affected vehicles stands at 5,165 and all of them are from the 2013 model year. The remedy for the recall is still under development, as BRB is saying, but notifications have started to be sent out. The recall is expected to begin soon but for any extra details on the topic, owners can contact BRP Customer Service at 1 888 272 9222 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hotline at 1 888 327 4236.