Can-Am Spyder F3-Series Recall For Seat-Related Vehicle Stability System Issue

BRP recalling Coast to Coast accessory seats for failure to activate stability control with passenger onboard.

BRP is recalling 111 Coast to Coast accessory seats manufactured for use on F3-series Spyders. This is not a vehicle recall.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: July 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16E061000
Component(s): Seats
Potential Number of Units Affected: 111
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

THE RECALL: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain Coast to Coast accessory passenger seats, manufactured from November 18, 2015, to April 4, 2016, and sold for use on Can-Am Spyder F3-series three-wheeled motorcycles. When a passenger is sitting on the accessory seat, the seat may not activate the pillion switch that changes the vehicle stability system to compensate for a passenger being on board.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the vehicle stability system is not altered, the operator may lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

The pillion switch is not activated when a passenger is on the Coast to Coast accessory seat (shown here). In some circumstances with a passenger on the vehicle, this situation may result in a loss of control.©Motorcyclist

THE FIX: BRP has notified owners, and dealers will modify the seat to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall began July 22, 2016. Owners may contact BRP customer service at 1-888-272-9222.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners 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