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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V221000
Component:  Steering
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 03/31/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22,433
Defect Summary:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2017 FJ-09, FZ-09, and XSR900 motorcycles. The lower handlebar holder may loosen due to a painting issue and the inadequate application of the thread-locking agent.
Consequence Summary:
If the handlebars are not properly secured to the motorcycle, a loss of vehicle control may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lower handlebar holder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990114.

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