Yamaha Recalls YZ250 Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Risk of Injury, Death

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –


Name of product: Off-road motorcycles

Hazard: The engine can lock up during operation, causing a rider to lose control of the vehicle and crash, resulting in injuries and death.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sport tab, subcategory Motorcycles-Off-Road, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns, then Customer Letter M2014-020R for more information.

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Units: About 875

Description: This recall involves model year 2015 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles with model numbers YZ250FFL and YZ250FFW. The recalled motorcycles are blue and white, and white and red. The model number is on left and right side of the fuel tank cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame near the steering stem. The letter F in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

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

Sold at: Yamaha motorcycle dealers nationwide from May 2014 through November 2014 for about $7,600.

Manufactured in: Japan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.



1 Comment

  1. What is the prevailing sentiment amongst powersports dealers about all these recalls? Would it be a stretch to summize that the CSPC has gone overboard looking for ways to justify it’s own existence?

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