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01-17-2020 08:58 AM
Easy Rider
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Originally Posted by bemidjimac View Post
Hello, my 2009 Phantom also has a spa code, .
What is a Phantom.....and what is an SPA code ??

P.S. Spyders are not known for failures as simple as a "sensor" going bad very often.

Most of the time the warnings and codes are due to the sensors doing what they are supposed to do.......and report an actual problem that exists.
01-16-2020 10:38 AM
bemidjimac Hello, my 2009 Phantom also has a spa code, but only sporadically. My trike has only 12000 miles on it as well. As of this week, I am now getting a brake failure code. I went through my brakes in detail yesterday and they are fine. My steering works fine, as do my brakes. I suspect it is sensor failures so I am going to have it put on the scope to see what comes up. Hopefully it will only be sensors.
01-08-2020 04:09 PM
doyle372 We just went through the same issue with our 2008 Spyder. BRP instructed us to repair the bike and then they’d discuss payment after we took possession again. This was the third DPS unit our bike has had and with less than 8000 miles on it, you’d think BRP would do something. Guess again, they said no recalls, warranty and they wouldn’t pay for it. After our dealer helped us out a little, it was a $1400 ordeal, $1700 before that. All three of the DPS units that were put on our bike were different part numbers. We contacted the BBB and they tried to help but still ended up eating the bill. Good luck with your situation, I wish you better luck than we had.
01-03-2020 04:30 PM
Cinnbun79 Mine is an 09 also and have DPS going across my screen, with only 6,000 miles on, fuses are ok, and the steering is fine not hard to turn or stiff. Dealer said 1500.00 also, bike is worth about 6,000.
12-30-2019 05:13 PM
Anthony Carter
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Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
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Originally Posted by Anthony Carter View Post
It is definitely the DPS, and I get the the fact it's 10 years old.....BUT!!! it only has 12000 miles!!!!
YOU need to calm down.

Sometimes things wear out over TIME whether it is ridden or not.
Sometimes they fail quicker from not being ridden.

No doubt that there is something amiss with the DPS "system" but not necessarily the main CPU itself.
Might be a failed sensor or a corroded connection.

I wish you luck in getting this fixed.
But there is only one right way to do it.

I quit.

Thank you Taylor swift, I'm much calmer now. I realize now that canam spyders are not more safe than a traditional motorcycle, but actually far more dangerous. Safety is my primary concern and getting back home to my 4 kids in one piece. Lesson learned, good luck to my brothers on 3 wheels but I'm going back to 2.
12-30-2019 08:05 AM
Easy Rider
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Originally Posted by Anthony Carter View Post
It is definitely the DPS, and I get the the fact it's 10 years old.....BUT!!! it only has 12000 miles!!!!
YOU need to calm down.

Sometimes things wear out over TIME whether it is ridden or not.
Sometimes they fail quicker from not being ridden.

No doubt that there is something amiss with the DPS "system" but not necessarily the main CPU itself.
Might be a failed sensor or a corroded connection.

I wish you luck in getting this fixed.
But there is only one right way to do it.

I quit.
12-29-2019 06:20 PM
Anthony Carter It is definitely the DPS, and I get the the fact it's 10 years old.....BUT!!! it only has 12000 miles!!!! Honestly if the machine has major mechanical issues like this with under 20k miles it makes me question my purchase. I hope nobody else has to experience the fear of your bars locking up in a corner.
12-29-2019 02:13 PM
Easy Rider
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Originally Posted by Anthony Carter View Post
My number one complaint is that it's a known part to fail ...............
Well you can complain all day long but that won't accomplish anything useful.
NO company can be expected to warranty it's products forever.
In this context, 10 years is close to forever.

Do the right thing here and get the codes read.
And then contact BRP or ask the shop to show you the "service bulletin" or recall notice.

It is possible that you have something different that has failed.
It is also possible that you have the failure in the bulletin and it will be covered.

Typing more posts on here, or other places like this, will do you NO good.
12-29-2019 08:08 AM
Anthony Carter And the closest shop is 45 minutes away
12-29-2019 08:07 AM
Anthony Carter My number one complaint is that it's a known part to fail and extremely dangerous when it does. 12,000 miles and a bike having a catastrophic failure on a steering part is unacceptable in my book. I have always been a fan of spyders but 3 wheels is not safer when the power steering fails and causes you to shoot over 6' and lock your handlebars. The fix would cost me over $1500 and that's a lot to put into a bike.
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