Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles Recalled by BRP US Inc. Due to Drive Axle Failure; Riders Can Be Thrown From Snowmobile

September 26, 2008
Alert #08-610
 

Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles Recalled by BRP US Inc. Due to Drive Axle Failure; Riders Can Be Thrown From Snowmobile

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles

Units: About 18,000

Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., of Valcourt, Canada

Distributor: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Hazard: Cracks can develop in the welded joints of the drive axle assembly of the snowmobile and can result in complete breakage. If this happens the track of the vehicle can unexpectedly lock, causing riders to be ejected off the vehicle or lose control and collide with bystanders, a fixed object or other vehicles. This poses a risk of serious injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received 20 reports of locked tracks, including one report of a broken femur and reports of minor injuries such as bruises.

Description: This recall involves Ski-Doo® Model Year 2008 and 2009 snowmobiles. Models included in the recall are listed below. Model numbers are printed on the side panels of the snowmobiles.

 

Ski-Doo® Model Year 2008

 

MXZ X 800R PowerTEK MXZ X 600HO SDI
MXZ Adrenaline 800R PowerTEK MXZ Adrenaline 600HO SDI
MXZ TNT 500SS MXZ Trails 500SS
GSX Limited Touring 600HO SDI GSX Limited 800R PowerTEK
GSX Limited 600HO SDI GSX Sport 500SS
MXZ Renegade X 800R PowerTEK MXZ Renegade X 600HO SDI
MXZ Renegade 800R PowerTEK MXZ Renegade 600HO SDI
Summit X 800R Power TEK Summit Everest 800R PowerTEK
MXZ X 600RS  

 

Ski-Doo® Model Year 2009

MXZ TNT 600HO E-TEC

 

Sold by: Ski-Doo® dealers nationwide from June 2007 through September 2008 for between $7,000 and $12,500.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact their local Ski-Doo® dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent direct notice from BRP.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ski-doo.com

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile