Cam-Am recalls 2010 Spyder SE5

Spyder Recall

Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain model year 2010 CAM-AM Spyder RS SE5 2nd Series and RT SE5 Roadsters.

When bringing a vehicle equipped with the SE5 semi-automatic transmission to a full stop, the clutch may remain engaged stalling the engine.

Once the engine is stalled, it could be impossible to re-start and the rear wheel could be blocked


If this happens, the vehicle may not be able to be pushed off the roadway increasing the risk of a crash.


BRP will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Owners may contact BRP at 1-888-638-5397.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Manufacturer Report Date: May 28, 2010

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V232000

NHTSA Action Number: n/a

Component: power train: clutch assembly

Potential number of units affected: 1200

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