Yamaha is Recalling certain XT250 motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Air Induction Pipe Failure

Report Receipt Date: NOV 25, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V754000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,776

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

YAMAHA

Model

XT250

Model Year(s)

2013 – 2015

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Yamaha XT250 motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2012, to October 1, 2014. The affected motorcycles contain an air induction pipe and hose which may fail after prolonged periods of high RPM operation. The air induction hose may melt causing hot exhaust gases to leak from the hose.

CONSEQUENCE: A melted air induction hose may cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air induction pipe and hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-714-761-7300. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990091.

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

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