Can-Am Commander ATV Recall Issued Over Steering Problems

  • Written by: Russell Maas

About 3,400 Can-Am Commander side-by-side off road vehicles have been recalled due steering problems, which could cause drivers to lose control. 

The Can-Am Commander ATV recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 10, after the manufacturer, BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V., received at least three reports indicating the driver lost steering control. However, there have been no injuries or ATV accidents reported in connection with the recalled Can-Am Commander models.

According to the CPSC, the problem is due to improper assembly of the steering column to the rack and pinion. This causes loss of steering control, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the user, passenger or bystanders.

The ATV recall includes 2011 models Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, and Can-am Commander X 1000. The recalled 2012 models included are the Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, Can-Am Commander XT 800 and 1000, Can-Am Commander X 1000, and the Can-Am Commander Limited 1000. All models names are printed on the vehicle’s side panel.

The recalled ATV’s were manufactured in Mexico under BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V., of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.

The CPSC recommends consumers stop using the recalled Can-Am Commander vehicles immediately and contact BPR toll-free at (888) 638-5307 to schedule a free repair or visit their website for additional information at and navigate to the “Recall Information” link.

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  1. Scotty Reply

    I did purchase a 2012 comander x in March of 2012. I have had several issues with this vehicle. I have rolled it on its side three times at a very cautious an low speed. One in which my wife was seriously injured an had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. I have ridden an owned many ATV’s , motorcycles, an various off an on road vehicles with no real problems with being able to control them. This is why I have been so destrought by my accidents involving the commander x. Until I heard of these recalls. I was at the dealer in which I purchased the ATV (macs cycle in Danville wv ) April 3 2014 an found out about this last recall.

  2. Kevin Reply

    I have a 2012 Can Am Commander 1000. This Can Am Commander 1000 was manufactured in Mexico on 8/2012 which falls in the time frame of the recall but my model number is not on the recall that Can Am issues on 12/2012 and Can Am refuses to fix the problem. On 12/14/14 I had the issue of steering lose while riding in the woods and hit a tree. I have called BRP “Can Am” and they will not help. All they say is call your local dealer. I have called several Can Am dealerships and they say there have been several incidents with this year model of Can Am but Can Am doesn’t cover it because that model number is not included in the recall that Can Am issued. This is practically a new bike with 87 hours and 500 miles. Bet when there’s a fatality with this Can Am model BRP will change their mind. I will never buy another BRP “Can Am” product again.

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