September 28th, 2008

XP Recall

For all you folks that bought XP’s in 08, looks like we are going to get some new bling for 09!!  The recall we have all been waiting for is out, and we’ll be getting new drive shafts, and some more goodies too!

This is a copy of the recall letter found on 

Date: September 10, 2008

Re: Drive Axle Failure

Dear Ski-Doo Owner,

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety

Act, the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act and other applicable laws.

What is the reason for this notice?

In cooperation with Transport Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bombardier

Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. (“BRP“) are conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain

2008 and 2009 Ski-Doo models. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially

affected vehicle.

What is the potential problem?

Cracks may be developing in the welded joints of the drive axle assembly and may lead to a complete

breakage of the component. This may cause the track of the vehicle to suddenly lock. If this occurs

riders may be ejected off the vehicle or loose control and collide with bystanders, a fixed object or other

vehicles potentially resulting in serious injuries and/or death.

What should you do?

Immediately stop using your vehicle, call an authorized BRP dealer and make an appointment to have

your vehicle repaired. He will replace the drive axle assembly. The dealer will perform this work at no

charge to you.

What to do if you feel this notice is an error?

This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no

longer own this vehicle or some information in this notice is incorrect, please contact BRP at your

earliest convenience.

If you have questions, need assistance, or to find your nearest authorized BRP dealer:


In the US and Canada: 1-888-638-5397, 8:00 to 18:00 Eastern time

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your immediate attention to this



After-Sales Service Department

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.


So that’s the scoop!  Make your appointments today!  Your shop is going to be slammed getting the clutch rollers changed, drive axles, and a few other little thangs.  Good luck!