Can-am Roadster Spyder Rt

Model Roadster Spyder Rt made by Can-am got 9 consumer complains. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to engine, exterior lighting and fuel/propulsion system.

Model 2011

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE
06/16/201216500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2011 can-am roadster spyder rt. the contact stated that while attempting to reverse out of a parking space, flames were emitted from under the seat. the contact mentioned that he was able to extinguish the flames by using a fire extinguisher however, the contact sustained burns to his legs and elbows, which later became infected. the dealer was unable to determine what caused the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 16,500.
05/17/201221532
 I have had various engine codes (6) with supposed repairs since purchasing the motorcycle 4/18/11. last thursday could have been fatal. after finishing passing a semi on the highway my bike gave engine light and went into limp home mode. i lost all power and was almost rear ended by the semi. the manufacturer is not being very responsive still trying a to replace throttle bodies etc.. this bike is unsafe on the highways and i will no longer ride mine as fixed. either mine as a lemon or the are all (to quote ralph nader) unsafe at any speed. please contact me at 2037685775 for further discussion.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
05/04/2011
 From the date of purchase, i had difficulty turning on the left turn signal. in addition, when trying to cancel the signal after a lane change, it would either not cancel or turn on the opposite turn signal. i complained to the dealership and they replaced the turn signal switch. it still does not work like it should. it is still difficult to get it to signal left and it still is difficult to get it to cancel after a lane change. in addition, the dash indicator lights are very difficult to see during the day. almost impossible to see them at all.
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
06/16/201216500
 Tl - the contact owns a 2011 can-am roadster spyder rt. the contact stated that while attempting to reverse out of a parking space, flames were emitted from under the seat. the contact mentioned that he was able to extinguish the flames by using a fire extinguisher however, the contact sustained burns to his legs and elbows, which later became infected. the dealer was unable to determine what caused the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 16,500. kmj
06/16/201216500
 Tl - the contact owns a 2011 can-am spyder rt. the contact stated that while attempting to reverse out of a parking space, flames started to come out from underneath the seat. the contact mentioned that he was able to extinguished the flames by using a fire extinguisher and the driver sustained burns on his legs and elbows which became infected later on. the dealer was unable to determine what cause the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 16,500. pm