Faulty assembly.

Bombardier Recreational Products issued a recall on the 2020 Can-Am Ryker due to a possible front wheel assembly flaw.   

According to the documents published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Bombardier estimates that one percent of the 6,866 vehicles targeted by this recall could present the problem. The vehicles affected have been produced between August 16, 2019, and March 27, 2020.  

In the Defect Notice Report, Bombardier describes the flaw as a problematic front wheel assembly. The vehicles are delivered without their front wheels and their installation is performed by the dealer as part of the pre-delivery preparation.   

In some cases, the red locking clip designed to key the nut in place might have been installed improperly which could lead to the wheel nut not come loose. In the most extreme cases, the vehicle could lose a wheel, which increases the risks of a crash. There have been three reports of wheel loss in the United States as of September 30, 2020.   

Recall 20V-632 begins November 2, 2020. Owners affected by this recall will receive a letter in the mail between November 2 and 5 to notify them of the safety recall and to invite them to visit their BRP dealer to have the front wheels checked and to perform any required repairs. Owners can also check the locking clip themselves to confirm whether the clip is installed properly or not. If it isn't, they are welcome to make arrangements to have the vehicle transported to the dealer.   

Owners of a 2020 Can-Am Ryker can address their questions and concerns to the Bombardier Recreational Products’ customer service at 1-888-272-9222 to have their VIN verified. They can also reach out to the NHTSA’s hotline service, available at 1-888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov for more details on this recall.