The first cases were submitted in May, after which point Can-Am says they found more MY2023 models with the defect.
What’s causing the mirror lenses to fall out?
Apparently, even Can-Am doesn’t know the cause of the defect, as evidenced in this recall quote:
[Neither] BRP [nor] its supplier have confirmed the exact root cause of the trend seen in its network. One hypothesis is a possible – additional weakness created by possible housing inspection made in quality insurance or in the recall procedure.”
“BRP did not want to wait for further analysis to address this situation.”
Which of Can-Am’s MY2023 Spyders have been affected by this recall?
Production dates of the affected motorcycles range from September 28th, 2022, to May 19, 2023. As of December 19th, we know of 51 defective mirror cases (28 were found during the pre-delivery inspection, with a further 23 were cited after delivery).
Here are the offending component part numbers in question:
705015050 (right-hand side mirror)
705015049 (right-hand side mirror)
If you’re looking at a MY2024 beastie, don’t worry; Can-Am’s new models apparently already uses the newer housing with better material, so this recall shouldn’t affect the company’s fresher machines.
What is the company’s reparation answer for this recall?
Expect the bad mirror to be completely replaced with a new housing that will use material from a different source; Can-Am currently thinks material with better resistance properties will stand up better to the four seasons’ worth of scoots we want on these things.
If you have this defect, Bombardier will repair the problem; there’s even potential for riders who have already fixed a defect eligible under this recall to receive reimbursement.
What can I do about this recall?
Dealers were notified a little over a week ago (December 21), and owner notifications will be going out a month from that date, on January 22nd, 2024.
Should you find yourself affected by this recall and wish to do your own homework, feel free to contact either Can-Am’s parent company or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at the following contact points:
Bombardier Customer Service
Number: Bulletin 2023-9
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline
Telephone: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
NHTSA’s Campaign #: 23V856000
NHTSA’s Recall Report #: 23V-856
Do you have a MY2023 Spyder F3/F3-S that could be affected by this recall?