Name of product:
Snowmobiles with aftermarket turbochargers
Hazard:

The turbocharger overboost can cause severe engine damage, posing crash and fire hazards to the user.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
January 12, 2017
Recall number:
17-727
Consumer Contact:

Yamaha at 800-962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and click on “CPSC Alerts” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Yamaha model year 2016 SR10 “SRViper” snowmobiles that are equipped with a dealer-installed Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kit sold by Yamaha. The recalled snowmobiles were sold in several colors. The model name is printed on the left and right side of the front cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) and the model number are stamped on the frame (tunnel) near the right foot-well. The letter G in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2016 model year.

 

Model

Model Number

Colors

SRViper R-TX DX

SR10RDGB, SR10RDGR

Blue, Red/Black

SRViper R-TX SE

SR10RSGL, SR10RSGR

Blue, Red/White

SRViper R-TX LE

SR10RLGL, SR10RLGW

Blue, Red/White

SRViper L-TX DX

SR10LDGB, SR10LDGR

Black/Red, Black

SRViper L-TX SE

SR10LSGL, SR10LSGR

Blue, Red/White

SRViper L-TX LE

SR10LLGW

Blue, White/Red

SRViper S-TX DX 137

SR10SD37GR

Black/Red

SRViper S-TX DX 146

SR10SD46GB

Black

SRViper X-TX SE

SR10XSGL, SR10XSGR

Blue, Red/White

SRViper X-TX LE

SR10XLGL, SR10XLGW

White/Blue, White/Red

SRViper M-TX 141 SE

SR10MS41GL, SR10MS41GR

Blue, Red/White

SRViper M-TX 153

SR10M53GB, SR10M53GR

Black, Red/White

SRViper M-TX 153 SE

SR10MS53GL, SR10MS53GR

Blue, Red/White

SRViper M-TX 153 LE

SR10ML53GL, SR10ML53GW

Blue, White/Red

SRViper M-TX 162

SR10M62GB, SR10M62GR

Black, Red/Black

SRViper M-TX 162 SE

SR10MS62GL, SR10MS62GR

Blue, Red/White

SRViper M-TX 162 LE

SR10ML62GL, SR10ML62GW

Blue, White/Red

 
Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 40 reports of engine damage due to the turbocharge overboost. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2015 through April 2016 for between $12,800 and $14,100. The Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kits were sold as an after-market accessory at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from March 2015 through September 2016 for about $3,300.

Distributor(s):

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Units:
About 400
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.