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Was driving today at about 30 to35 mph in 4th gear (SE 5 Paddle shift) and noticed that there seamed to be a down shift, but the shift indicator still showed 4th gear could not up shift or down shift to any other gear. Also could not go past 34 mph with out the bike bucking ( I think it was in limp mode)By chance I was only a few miles from the dealer when this happened. Got to dealer (By the way is no longer a Can-Am dealer) and spoke to service man, He said he couldn't even check the computer since he is no longer a dealer when I went to start the the bike again it still showed 4th gear but started, Paddled down to neutral got on bike and tested it it shifted like there was no problem and I drove the bike back to home and put on about 75 miles with no problem let bike stand about 2 hours and went out again and put on another 50 mph with no problems. Does anybody know if there is a recall on the SE5 and have any of you had the same problem (2009 bike purchased in late August) thanks for any replies Bill Steele
 

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Hi Bill....Knoxville, TN here. My 2010 RT-S with paddles has an intermittant issue also. I only have 600 miles on it and will take it in for 1st service next week. When it was first delivered to the dealer and they assemble it, it would not shift out of 1st gear. Problem was the "switch" that was bad...I assumed it was on the transmission. 4 or 5 times now, when coasting to a stop in 1st, the "clutch" will not release and it lugs the engine down and kills it. Restarts fine and I drive on. I am hoping they get the bugs found because I plan to tour long distance on it. It replaced my BMW K1200LT with 65,000 trouble free miles.....this is WAY different.
 

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It keeps happening transmission problem SE5

I had transmission checked at 3900 miles they found that there was a paddle failure and they adjusted the gear sensor, bike ran well for about 1000 miles than problem happened again. can not shift and no throttle response (but the engine is running) have to turn off engine take out key wait about 1 minute than restart engine I can hear the tranny down shift on its own than I can drive away. Problem always happen when the tranny is down shifting from 4th to 3rd gear Just had problem checked again at 6900 miles this past Tuesday6/22/10. They had bike in shop for 4 hours replaced tranny oil gear sensor programed unit again, I have gone about 200 mile since and have had same problem again twice in one day, started up bike and went 1 mile problem happened and again 53 miles later. Is any one else having this problem with there SE5 Spyder Having this checked out again this Tuesday coming 6/29/10. this has happened 6 times tranny with no response. This is getting to be a real pain in the ass
 

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Was driving today at about 30 to35 mph in 4th gear (SE 5 Paddle shift) and noticed that there seamed to be a down shift, but the shift indicator still showed 4th gear could not up shift or down shift to any other gear. Also could not go past 34 mph with out the bike bucking ( I think it was in limp mode)By chance I was only a few miles from the dealer when this happened. Got to dealer (By the way is no longer a Can-Am dealer) and spoke to service man, He said he couldn't even check the computer since he is no longer a dealer when I went to start the the bike again it still showed 4th gear but started, Paddled down to neutral got on bike and tested it it shifted like there was no problem and I drove the bike back to home and put on about 75 miles with no problem let bike stand about 2 hours and went out again and put on another 50 mph with no problems. Does anybody know if there is a recall on the SE5 and have any of you had the same problem (2009 bike purchased in late August) thanks for any replies Bill Steele
FYI: Recall for 2010 RT-SE5 for failure of the centrifugal clutch to release for down shift; stalling the engine and locking rear wheel. Could a stuck clutch explain your problem? Mine hung up at a stop sign and stalled in 1st, but then released and started.
 

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FYI: Recall for 2010 RT-SE5 for failure of the centrifugal clutch to release for down shift; stalling the engine and locking rear wheel. Could a stuck clutch explain your problem? Mine hung up at a stop sign and stalled in 1st, but then released and started.
Do you know of any sort of service buletin number for this? Was there any mention of how widespread of a problem it is? I'm picking up my RT SE 5 this Saturday, and while I'm not looking for trouble, I still like to be prepared for it in case it finds me...:eek:



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Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

Models affected:
2010 CAN-AM / Roadster Spyder RT SE5
2010 CAN-AM / Roadster Spyder RS SE5

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V232000

Potential Units Affected: 1200

Problem: BRP is recalling certain model year 2010 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.

Corrective Action: 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.
 

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I am currently having a problem shifting out of 1st gear into 2nd gear. It started out as hesitation going into all the gears and now it only stays in 1st gear. Advise anyone.
 
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