VALCOURT, Que. — Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. has agreed to recall certain model-year 2020-2023 three-wheel Can-Am Spyder models due to a faulty brake-light.
The 34,888 vehicles within the recall population include 2020-2023 Can-Am Spyder RT and 2022-2023 Can-Am Stryker models which might have a brake light which stays illuminated even when the driver is not applying the vehicle’s brakes.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-175, the safety risk is simple: “If 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 agency went on to describe the cause of the issue: “Potential contamination or component friction in the brake light switch may cause the brake lights to stay illuminated, even when the brake pedal is not pressed.”
No accidents or incidents related to this issue have been reported.
Dealers were scheduled to be notified earlier this month about the recall; owners are scheduled to be notified by April 18th.