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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V112000
Component:  Electrical System
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 02/21/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,320
Defect Summary:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. Water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall.
Consequence Summary:
An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990112.

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