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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  15V593000
Component:  Steering
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 09/23/2015
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16
Defect Summary:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 YZFR3 motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to August 31, 2015. The affected motorcycles may have an incorrectly manufactured upper triple clamp (handle crown) that may crack while riding.
Consequence Summary:
If the upper triple clamp fractures, a loss of steering control may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Yamaha will notify customers, and dealers will replace the upper triple clamp with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha's customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's recall number is 990099.

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