Yamaha is Recalling 3,900 BOLT Motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 19, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject : Engine May Stall due to Melted Wiring Harness

Report Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V298000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,900

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Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Company (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2014 XVS950CU (Bolt) motorcycles manufactured March 2013 through June 2013. Slack or sag in the wiring harness may allow it to contact the exhaust manifold causing the wires to melt, and possibly short circuit.

CONSEQUENCE: If the wires short circuit, the fuses will blow which may cause the engine to stall. An engine stall while riding, increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness and secure it away from the exhaust. If the wiring harness is damaged, it will first be replaced. The recall is expected to begin by the end of July 2013. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov