If you own a 2018 Can-Am Outlander or Renegade, there may be a fuel related recall on your machine.
In some model year 2018 Outlander and Renegade rigs, the fuel tank may build excessive pressure due to a blocked vent. This could cause fuel to spray on occupants or bystanders when opening the fuel cap, potentially causing injury.
Additionally, hot exhaust or open flames can add to this problem. If an ignition source is present, there may be a risk of fire that could cause harm to people and/or damage to property.
BRP will repair your vehicle free of charge. Corrective action involves reconfiguration of the fuel tank vent line. This should take less than an hour. In a fit of goodwill, BRP says even if one’s unit has aftermarket modifications, one can still receive this service free of charge. The presence of modifications, while the service is being completed, will not void any existing warranty or service contract.
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Given this problem involves flammable fuel and the risk of fire, BRP is recommends owners avoid using their vehicles until the corrective action is applied. This may be unrealistic for some. If the fuel cap must be opened, the company says following precautions must be taken:
- Let the vehicle cool down for a 4-hour period.
- Slowly open fuel cap ¼ to ½ turn maximum to release any remaining pressure.
- Wait 1 full minute.
- Open fuel cap.
- Do not fill the fuel tank to more than ¾ of its full capacity.
To confirm if your machine is affected, have your rig’s VIN (Vehicle identification Number) handy and contact your authorized Can-Am dealer. Owners can also call BRP directly at 1-888-272-9222 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 7 days a week. A copy of the recall notice can be found here.
For 2019, the Outlander and Renegade have been redesigned with increased performance and handling along with a few styling tweaks. The Outlander 1000R and Renegade 1000R ATVs feature a 91 hp Rotax V-Twin. Its front suspension has been given a rethink while a torsional trailing arm independent rear suspension provides additional width and travel on all 650cc+ Outlanders and on every Renegade ATV.
Both the Outlander 650 and 850 ATVs received the same updates, now retailing for $8,399 ($400 less than 2018) and $8,999 ($750 less than 2018).