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Motorcycle Recall - Yamaha Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  18V860000
Component:  Power Train
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Recall Date: 12/4/2018
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,240
Defect Summary:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles. The shift shaft torsion spring may fracture, giving the shifter a loose feel and affecting the ability to shift gears.
Consequence Summary:
Difficulty shifting gears can cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will install a new shift shaft torsion spring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990126.

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