April 13, 2005
CPSC, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. Announce Recall Reminder for Off-Road Motorcycles and ATVs
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Yamaha PW80 and TT-R90 Off-Road Motorcycles and Grizzly 125 ATVs
Units: About 2,755 PW80 and TT-R90 Off-Road Motorcycles and about 850 Grizzly 125 ATVs
Manufacturer/Distributor: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. of Cypress, California.
Hazard: In September 2004, Yamaha announced a voluntary recall of PW80 and TTR90 Off-Road Motorcycles and Grizzly 125 ATVs. The rear brake shoe material could separate due to improper adhesive curing, adversely affecting rear braking performance.
Incidents/Injuries: Yamaha received no reports of incidents or injury involving separation of the rear brake shoe material.
Description: Model year 2005 PW80 and TTR90 Off-Road Motorcycles and Grizzly 125 ATVs. These 2005 model year ATVs have “Grizzly 125” written on both sides of the bodywork. The ATVs are either hunter green, steel blue, or Realtree Hardwoods® High Definition Camouflage. These 2005 model year off-road motorcycles have either “PW80” or “TT-R90” written on both sides of the bodywork. The off-road motorcycles are blue and white.
Sold at: Yamaha dealers sold these Off-Road Motorcycles nationwide during 2004 for between $1,249 and $1,699. Yamaha dealers sold these ATVs nationwide during 2004 for between $3,099 and $3,349.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Free repair. Registered owners of the affected units were notified directly by mail sent on October 1, 2004 . Consumers who have already responded to the recall and had their units repaired do not need to take any further action. Consumers who have not already responded to the recall should stop using their off-road motorcycle or ATV immediately and contact an authorized Yamaha dealer to schedule an appointment for repair.
Consumer Contact: Call Yamaha at (800) 227-5963 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET everyday, or log on to the company’s Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com
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