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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  14V754000
Component:  Fuel System, Gasoline
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 11/25/2014
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,776
Defect Summary:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Yamaha XT250 motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2012, to October 1, 2014. The affected motorcycles contain an air induction pipe and hose which may fail after prolonged periods of high RPM operation. The air induction hose may melt causing hot exhaust gases to leak from the hose.
Consequence Summary:
A melted air induction hose may cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Corrective Summary:
Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air induction pipe and hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-714-761-7300. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990091.

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