Yamaha Recalls YZ250 Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Risk of Injury, Death

19 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Off-road motorcycles

Hazard: The engine can lock up during operation, causing a rider to lose control of the vehicle and crash, resulting in injuries and death.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sport tab, subcategory Motorcycles-Off-Road, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns, then Customer Letter M2014-020R for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 875

Description: This recall involves model year 2015 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles with model numbers YZ250FFL and YZ250FFW. The recalled motorcycles are blue and white, and white and red. The model number is on left and right side of the fuel tank cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame near the steering stem. The letter F in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Sold at: Yamaha motorcycle dealers nationwide from May 2014 through November 2014 for about $7,600.

Manufactured in: Japan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Triumph is Recalling certain Explorer motorcycles

19 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Side Stand Pivot Bolt may Fracture

Report Receipt Date: DEC 02, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V765000
Component(s): STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,180

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

TRIUMPH

Model

EXPLORER

Model Year(s)

2011 – 2014

Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

SUMMARY: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Explorer motorcycles manufactured November 1, 2011, to June 1, 2014. The side stand pivot bolt may fracture.

CONSEQUENCE: If the side stand pivot bolt fractures, the motorcycle may fall when parked on the side stand, increasing the risk of injury to someone nearby.

REMEDY: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side stand pivot bolt and lock nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is SB518.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Yamaha is Recalling certain XT250 motorcycles

18 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Air Induction Pipe Failure

Report Receipt Date: NOV 25, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V754000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,776

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

YAMAHA

Model

XT250

Model Year(s)

2013 – 2015

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Yamaha XT250 motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2012, to October 1, 2014. The affected motorcycles contain an air induction pipe and hose which may fail after prolonged periods of high RPM operation. The air induction hose may melt causing hot exhaust gases to leak from the hose.

CONSEQUENCE: A melted air induction hose may cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air induction pipe and hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-714-761-7300. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990091.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Harley-Davidson is Recalling certain Tri-Glide FLHTCUTG motorcycles

18 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Rear Brake Master Cylinder

Report Receipt Date: NOV 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V750000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,560

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle MakeH-D ModelFLHTCUTG Model Year(s)2015

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2015 Tri-Glide FLHTCUTG motorcycles manufactured July 14, 2014, to October 15, 2014. The affected motorcycles have a rear brake master cylinder assembled with an incorrect piston. This piston may not provide the proper support and may allow a tear in the primary cup.

CONSEQUENCE: If the primary cup develops a tear it will decrease the brake performance, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear master cylinder, free of charge. The recall began December 16, 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 414-343-4056. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0162.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Harley is Recalling certain FLS Softail motorcycles

16 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 16, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Report Receipt Date: NOV 12, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V725000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,688

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Model

FLS SOFTAIL

Model Year(s)

2014 – 2015

Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

SUMMARY: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 FLS Softail motorcycles manufactured March 25, 2013, to October 2, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured without lamp-outage detection for the front turn signals. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

CONSEQUENCE: Without the turn signal lamp outage indicator, the rider may not be aware that a front turn signal is not working. And without working front turn signals, there is an increased risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will correct the body control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s number for this recall is 0618.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Triumph is Recalling certain 2014 – 2015 Triumph Thunderbird, Tiger 800, Thruxton, and Bonneville motorcycles

8 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 8, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Unintended Fuel Injector Activation

Report Receipt Date: NOV 03, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V694000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 0*

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

TRIUMPH

Model

AMERICA

BONNEVILLE

BONNEVILLE T100

ROCKET III ROADSTER

ROCKET III TOURING

ROCKET III TOURING ABS

SCRAMBLER

SPEEDMASTER

THRUXTON

THUNDERBIRD

THUNDERBIRD ABS

THUNDERBIRD STORM

TIGER 800

TIGER 800 ABS

Model Year(s)

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

2014 – 2015

Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

SUMMARY: Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Triumph Thunderbird, Thunderbird ABS, Tiger 800,Tiger 800 ABS, Thruxton, and Bonneville motorcycles manufactured February 6, 2014, to August 7, 2014. The engine control unit may improperly activate the fuel injectors.

CONSEQUENCE: Improper signalling to, and activation of, the fuel injectors could cause the engine to unexpectedly lose power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will modify the internal ECU hardware, free of charge. The recall began November 6, 2014. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph’s number for this recall is SB519.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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* After contacting both NHTSA and Triumph regarding the above recall notice, neither NHTSA and/or Triumph was able to provide an accurate total number of units to be recalled.

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Yamaha is Recalling certain 2015 FZ07 motorcycles

8 12 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 8, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject : Battery Cable Pinched By Seat Base

Report Receipt Date: OCT 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V657000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,100

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

YAMAHA

Model

FZ07

Model Year(s)

2015

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 FZ07 motorcycles manufactured May 1, 2014, to September 30, 2014. In the affected motorcycles, the positive battery cable may be pinched between the seat base and seat bracket.

CONSEQUENCE: If the battery cable is pinched, it may chafe and short-circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

REMEDY: Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable and seat bracket, free of charge. The recall began in early November 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990089.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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