Yamaha Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)

The drive chain on the recalled 2014 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles can detach and cause the rider to lose control

Recall date: Tháng Hai 26, 2014
Recall number: 14-717
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  • Yamaha model YZ250FEL

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    Yamaha model YZ250FEL

  • Yamaha model YZ250FEW

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    Yamaha model YZ250FEW

  • Yamaha model YZ450FEL

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    Yamaha model YZ450FEL

  • Yamaha model YZ450FEW

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    Yamaha model YZ450FEW

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles

Hazard:

The off-road motorcycle’s drive chain can detach and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sports tab, subcategory Motorcycles-Off-Road, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns, then models YZ250FE and YZ450FE for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,300

Description

This recall involves two-wheeled 2014 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles with model numbers YZ250FEL, YZ250FEW, YZ450FEL and YZ450FEW. YZ250F or YZ450F and 250 or 450 is printed on the left and right side panels of the motorcycles. The motorcycles are blue and white, or red and white. The VIN number is stamped on the frame at the steering stem. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year. 

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

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

Sold at

Yamaha motorcycle dealers nationwide from December 2013 through January 2014 for between $7,500 and $8,500.

Importer

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, of Cypress, Calif.

Manufactured in

Japan

  • Yamaha model YZ250FEL

  • Yamaha model YZ250FEW

  • Yamaha model YZ450FEL

  • Yamaha model YZ450FEW