Recall: 2011 Can-Am Spyder RT SM5

02/17/2011 @ 1:52 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

BRP is recalling 160 Can-Am Spyder RT SM5 trikes for a faulty drive train that could allow the Spyder to be shifted into reverse without depressing the reverse button. Affecting certain 2011 models, the problem occurs during downshifting, and is caused by a defective reverse actuator cable. The defect could lock and stall the motor while under power, or if stationary could put the trike into reverse without the rider knowing it, thus leading to an accident.

Can-Am dealers will diagnosis whether a Spyder RT SM5 is susceptible to the problem, and replace the reverse actuator assembly free of charge if a defect is found to occur. The recall is expected to being February 11th, 2011, and concerned Spyder RT SM5 owners can contact BRP with their concerns at 1-888-638-5397. As always the NHTSA is available as well at 1-888-327-4236 and (reference campaign ID #11V081000).

Source: NHTSA

  • Other Sean

    BRP recalled these units because they were shipped with one of two problems: either they are missing one wheel, or have one too many installed. The manufacturer doesn’t know at this time which configuration is correct. More as it develops…

  • Balzaak

    to bad you can’t recall “ugly”

  • BikePilot

    Its a sad day when “reverse” issues appear as motorcycle news – sounds like cage stuff to me :)