Can-am Spyder Rt 2010-2012

Model Spyder Rt made by Can-am got 20 consumer complains as well as 2 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to engine and engine cooling and power train. There were some recalls concerningfuel system, gasoline and service brakes, air.

Car model


Name Recalls Consumer Complaints
Can-am Spyder Rt 2010 2 20
Can-am Spyder Rt 2011 1 4
Can-am Spyder Rt 2012 1 14

Model 2010

Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
12V582000Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. V (Vehicle)33700MFRBombardier Recreational Products Inc.12/12/201212/13/2012
Defect SummaryBombardier recreational products inc. (brp) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 can-am spyder gs, rs, and rt series vehicles. the fuel cap may not fit onto the fuel tank filler neck, preventing it from sealing properly.
Consequence SummaryIf the fuel cap does not seal properly, it may leak fuel vapors. fuel vapors in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire and personal injury.
Corrective SummaryBrp will notify owners and send them a replacement fuel cap, free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin in mid-january 2013. owners may contact brp at 1-888-638-5397.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - CONTROLS - FOOT CONTROL
12V159000BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.from 10/15/2009 to 07/10/2010V (Vehicle)325904/18/2012MFRBOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.04/11/201204/11/2012
Defect SummaryBombardier recreational products inc. (brp) is recalling certain model year 2010 spyder rt roadsters. a pin securing the brake pedal connecting rod could disengage and fall off.
Consequence SummaryIf this occurs, a total loss of main brake function could result without prior warning. there is an increased risk of a crash possibly resulting in injury or death.
Corrective SummaryBrp will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal connecting rod pins free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before april 16, 2012. owners may contact brp at 1-888-638-5397.
NotesCustomers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
04/10/20126700
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 can-am spyder rt roadster. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v159000 service brakes, air:controls:foot control and contacted his local dealer. the dealer advised that the parts needed for the recall repairs were not readily available and would take three weeks before the parts would become available. the contact stated that the time frame in which the recall could be performed was unsatisfactory. in the meantime, the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the computer was updated but the failure was not corrected. the current and the failure mileages were 6,700. kmj
04/10/20126700
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 canam spyder rt. after calling his dealer the contact was informed that the repair for nhtsa campaign id number: 12v159000 service brakes, air:controls:foot control would take 3 weeks to receive the parts for the repair. the contact feels this is unsatisfactory. also while traveling 25 mph the contact noticed that the vehicle had suddenly shut off without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicles computer was updated, however the contact is still experiencing the failure. the current and failure mileages were 6,700. bml
POWER TRAIN
11/24/20102000
 Can-am spyders with the semi-automatic se5 transmission can lurch forward and rapidly decelerate when the throttle is mostly open and the transmission shift button is pressed to shift to the next higher gear. opening the throttle for quick acceleration, when merging into highway traffic, for instance, results in forces that push a rider's body toward the rear of the motorcycle. when this problem occurs, the transmission drops to neutral suddenly and for more several seconds resulting in the riders' bodies being accelerated forward rapidly--opposite the accelerating forces--in an unsafe manner than can result in near ejection from the motorcycle. also, with the transmission in neutral for several seconds, the motorcycle decelerates rapidly, which can result in a rear-end collision, especially given that the driver was intentionally accelerating quickly for a maneuver such as merging or a lane change into faster traffic. that has happened to me on several occasions, usually when the spyder is cold, i.e. within 5 minutes of startup. the outside temperature has been between 27 and 50 degrees, though i do not know if the actual air temperature contributes to the issue.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
04/27/2012
 Brp sent me a letter to recall my can am spyder rt because brakes could fail. the only dealer for them around here is middletown cycles and since i did not buy vehicle from them they are telling me about 8 weeks maybe servicing it if they get time.i thought when a recall was on a vehicle they are suppose to fix in a timely matter, i don't think maybe in 2 months is a timely manner.please can you help me or give me advice what i can do.
04/10/20126700
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 can-am spyder rt roadster. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v159000 service brakes, air:controls:foot control and contacted his local dealer. the dealer advised that the parts needed for the recall repairs were not readily available and would take three weeks before the parts would become available. the contact stated that the time frame in which the recall could be performed was unsatisfactory. in the meantime, the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the computer was updated but the failure was not corrected. the current and the failure mileages were 6,700. kmj
04/10/20126700
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 canam spyder rt. after calling his dealer the contact was informed that the repair for nhtsa campaign id number: 12v159000 service brakes, air:controls:foot control would take 3 weeks to receive the parts for the repair. the contact feels this is unsatisfactory. also while traveling 25 mph the contact noticed that the vehicle had suddenly shut off without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicles computer was updated, however the contact is still experiencing the failure. the current and failure mileages were 6,700. bml
STEERING
10/21/201118174
 While traveling in heavy traffic on interstate motorcycle suddenly and without warning dropped the speed from about 65mph to 40mph. steering system failed. drivers in back braking hard to avoid me, trying to get to shoulder but now the traffic to the right is traveling twice as fast as i am. unable to go faster due to what manufacturer calls limp home mode. finally got traffic in right lanes to slow to allow me to get safely to shoulder. very harrowing experience. i have ridden motorcycles for over 50 years and have never ridden such an unsafe vehicle. this exact scenario happened two more times. after each occurance the dealer repaired it under the direction of brp. all problems were related to bikes computer system that malfunctioned. bike currently in shop for third time for same problem. you can read about others with same problem on spyderlovers blog. this bike has severe safety problems that the manufacturer is unable to repair on all of its models.