Transport Canada and Bombardier Recreation Products are putting a safety recall on more than 7,000 Ski-Doo products over a leaking fuel line.

Various 2017 models, including the Freeride, MXZ, Renegade and Summit are all equipped with an 850 E-TEC engine where leaking fuel hose connections are possible.

Owners are being advised not to drive on the machines before repairs as a leak could potentially cause a fire.

BRP Ski-Doo issued the initial recall on March 29, 2019 and according to BRP, interim fixes have been available since April 17.

Transport Canada said owners should be advised that permanent repairs will be available this July.

Joey Sutton at Polar Tech Recreation in Yellowknife says as the only Ski-Doo dealer in the area, they will be doing the repairs.

“There were only about eight models sold in the Yellowknife area since that model year and we’ve serviced all of them since the recall,” said Sutton.

Sutton is assuring owners that the machines can be driven on the interim repairs.

“It’s a $30 fix that takes about half an hour,” said Sutton. “They’re safe to drive on the interim fix.”

“I don’t think anyone needs to be worried about the brand. The 2017 had a lot of big changes, it was as if they reinvented the machine so changes like this are never perfect on the first run.”

Brett McGarry

Brett McGarry came to Yellowknife in early 2019 after graduating from Humber College with an advanced diploma in journalism. After covering city council and local business as a reporter, Brett is now an...

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