The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that certain off-road vehicles have been recalled due to a potential issue with the steering assembly that could cause the driver to lose steering control, increasing the risk of an accident.
According to the official reports, 3,400 units of the Can-Am® Commander side-by-side off-road vehicles sold across the nation between April 2011 and December 2012 were incorrectly assembled, which affected the steering column, causing it to pose a risk since the rack and pinion may have not been supported sufficiently to sustain the steering. These vehicles have been linked to three reports of drivers losing steering control. Although incidents occurred, no injuries were reported.
To prevent further incidents in the near future, the company issued this recall. Consumers are always asked to respond quickly to any recall announcement concerning a vehicle they own.
To ignore a recall alert that is related to a vehicle you or a loved one owns could pose a series of hazards to you and your loved ones. If you have a Can-Am Commander in your possession, contact the manufacturer and ask about how you should proceed to have this issue repaired as soon as possible.
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