FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2002
Release # 02-210
Yamaha's Recall Hotline: (800) 962-7926
 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. of Cypress, Calif., is recalling to inspect and repair about 14,000 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). A mounting-bracket weld on the rear hub can come loose, resulting in rear brake failure and possible injury to operators.

Yamaha has received reports of weld problems with the mounting brackets. Two of these reports resulted in the ATVs losing their rear brakes. One user suffered a hairline wrist fracture.

These 1997 and 1998 model year ATVs have "350 Electric" written on both sides of the bodywork. The ATVs are either red and white, or gray and blue. The recalled ATVs have the following names and vehicle identification numbers (VINs). The VINs are stamped into the vehicle frames between the front and rear wheels.


 

Model Year and Name VIN Range
1997 Warrior all
1998 Warrior JY43GDW09WA199820 to
JY43GDW00WA 207657
1998 Warrior JY4AH01Y9WA000002 to
JY4AH01Y5WA000241



Yamaha dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from August 1996 through December 1997 for about $5,000.

Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately and call their local Yamaha ATV dealer to schedule a free appointment to have their units inspected, and repaired if needed. To locate a dealer or for more information, consumers should call (800) 88-YAMAHA anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.yamaha-motor.com

Notification is being sent to registered owners of these vehicles directly by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
 

Picture of Recalled ATV


 

Picture of Recalled ATV