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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha

NHTSA Campaign ID:  10V327000
Component:  Vehicle Speed Control
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 07/16/2010
Potential Number of Units Affected: 700
Defect Summary:
Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009 VMX17 motorcycles manufactured from June 2008 through March 2009. There could be excessive electrical resistance in the ground wire from the Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) and the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) due to an insufficiently crimped connection.
Consequence Summary:
Excessive resistance can cause incorrect signals to be sent to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) which could lead to unstable idle speed. Improper idle speed can result in a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Yamaha will notify owners and dealers will repair the motorcycles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about July 28, 2010. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

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