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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha

NHTSA Campaign ID:  08V461000
Component:  Steering: Linkages: Rod: Relay: Connecting
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 09/09/2008
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4800
Defect Summary:
Yamaha is recalling 4,800 model year 2007 XF50 and XC50 motorcycles. A crack may develop on the connecting rod. If the engine continues to be run, the crack will develop further and the connecting rod may break.
Consequence Summary:
If the connecting rod breaks, the engine will stop and cannot be restarted increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will disassemble the engine and the crankshaft will be replaced with one that has a properly heat-treated connecting rod. The recall is expected to begin on or before September 25, 2008. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

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