Thursday, April 6, 2017

Yamaha Motorcycle Safety Recalls

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (“Yamaha”) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles, under two separate safety recalls.  

According to Yamaha, water could enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall.  This recall reportedly affects a total of 14,320 motorcycles and, an engine stall obviously increases the risk of a crash.  

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall began March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990112, and the NHTSA Campaign Number is 17V112000. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. To read more about the recall, click here


According to Yamaha, engine vibration in the affected motorcycles can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime may result in the tank leaking fuel.  This recall also reportedly affects a total of 14,320 motorcycles and, Yamaha admits that a fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket. The fuel tank will be inspected and replaced if necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990112, and the NHTSA Campaign Number is 17V111000.  Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. To read more about the recall, click here

If you have a Yamaha motorcycle, then check to see if it is included in either recall and make sure to get it in to an authorized dealer for repair if it is.

Do you have a Yamaha motorcycle that has been in the shop repeated times for warranty repairs in Ohio or Kentucky that is still not fixed?  If so, call our Toll Free Hotline, 1.888.331.6422, to see if we can help you out of your defective vehicle today.

Beth Wells
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