Massive recall affects Can-Am ATVs, BMW recalls G310R and G310GS bikes
Can-Am recalls a massive lot of all-terrain vehicles over potential fire hazard caused by fuel spill, while BMW recalls G310R and G310GS bikes due to faulty side stand
BRP issues a massive recall for their all-terrain vehicles in the Can-Am Outlander and Renegade series, model year 2018. The recall is accompanied by a “stop riding” advice, and the manufacturer instructs all customers to contact their nearest dealers as soon as possible for a free repair.
So far, BRP has received six reports of fuel spraying out of the fuel tanks of vehicles in the recalled population. Fortunately, no reports of vehicle fires or injuries have been filed.
BRP says that, in some situations, fuel might be sprayed out from the fuel tank as the rider opens the gas cap. In case fuel spills occur after a ride, when parts of the engine are still hot, fuel might ignite and cause the vehicle to catch fire, while riders could suffer injuries. The manufacturer hasn’t disclosed yet what repairs will be carried out as a remedy, only that they will be made at no charge for the customers.
Around 13,300 Can-Am all-terrain vehicle are expected to reach the dealers’ workshops starting June 29, belonging to the following models:
OUTLANDER 450, 570 and 650
OUTLANDER 6X6 XT
OUTLANDER DPS 450, 570, 650, 850 and 1000R
OUTLANDER DPS LE 570
OUTLANDER MAX 450 and 570
OUTLANDER MAX DPS 450, 570 and 650
OUTLANDER MAX LTD 1000R
OUTLANDER MAX WIN 650 and 850
OUTLANDER MAX XT 570, 650, 850 and 1000R
OUTLANDER MAX XT LE 650
OUTLANDER MAX XTP 850 and 1000R
OUTLANDER MOS 450, 570 and 1000R
OUTLANDER WIN 650 and 850
OUTLANDER XT 570, 650, 850 and 1000R
OUTLANDER XTP 850 and 1000R
OUTLANDER XXC 1000R
RENEGADE 570, 850 and 1000
RENEGADE XXC 850 and 1000R.
BMW recalls G310R and G310GS motorcycles
Some of the BMW G310R and G310GS customers may have to take their bikes to their nearest dealers for a fix, as these machines fall under a recent recall. The side stand connector and/or frame could break, BMW says, and this could happen without any warning signs, both when the bike is stationary and when it is in motion.
If the breakage occurs when in motion, it could cause a crash, causing injury and property damage. Conversely, if the stand breaks while the bike is parked, it would cause the vehicle to fall over, potentially injuring bystanders and causing damage. All customers will be notified.
Customers are advised to take their motorcycles to a dealer, which will inspect the side stand connector and a specific segment of the frame. If dealers find no sign of damage in the side stand connector area, they will only install an additional reinforcing plate and a new stand connector. However, in case damage is found, the bike is in for a more extensive repair that involves installing a redesigned frame with a reinforced side stand connector already in place.
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