Yamaha Recalls YZ250 Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Risk of Injury, Death (Recall Alert)

The engine of 2015 model numbers YZ250FFL and YZ250FFW competition off-road motorcyles can lock up during operation, causing a rider to lose control and crash.

Recall date: December 18, 2014
Recall number: 15-713
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  • Yamaha 2015 model YZ250FFL

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    Yamaha 2015 model YZ250FFL

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    Yamaha 2015 model YZ250FFW

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.

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

  • Yamaha 2015 model YZ250FFL

  • Yamaha 2015 model YZ250FFW