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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  15V802000
Component:  Power Train
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 11/30/2015
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,921
Defect Summary:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 YZFR1, YZFR1C, YZFR1MF and YZFR1MFC motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015. The affected motorcycles have transmission gears that may fail.
Consequence Summary:
If the gears fail, the transmission may lock up, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the transmission assembly with an improved one, free of charge. The recall began on December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 99100.

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