The 2012 Can-Am Spyder RS is one of the models on the recall list for a fuel cap that might not seal properly. The number of units affected by this particular recall is estimated at 33,700.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) has issued a couple of recalls of its popular Can-Am Spyder three-wheelers. The first is because of a fuel vapor canister vent hose that has been leaking vapors which could get trapped in the enclosed engine compartment. BRP is concerned that these trapped vapors could ignite and catch fire, potentially injuring riders.
Affected models include 2008-2009 Can-Am Spyder GS and 2010 Spyder RS models. BRP is in the act of notifying owners who are being instructed to take their vehicles in to their local dealership for inspection and either replacement or rerouting. The recall began December 21, and Spyder owners can contact BRP at 1-888-638-5397 or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
The second recall is for 2008-2009 Can-Am Spyder GS, 2009-2012 Spyder RS, and 2010-2012 Spyder RT models whose fuel caps may not fit properly onto the fuel tank filler neck. If the caps don’t seal properly, there is the potential for fuel vapors to leak, again posing the threat of igniting and burning. This safety recall is projected to begin mid-January 2013. BRP reportedly will notify owners and send them a replacement fuel cap, free of charge. For more info, log on to www.safercar.gov or call either of the phone numbers above.