Yamaha is Recalling certain 2015 YZFR1M motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 6, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Shock Absorber Damping Rod Nut may Loosen/Detach

Report Receipt Date: APR 14, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V221000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 350

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Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 YZFR1M motorcycles manufactured January 19, 2015, to March 23, 2015. The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the piston rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles and replace any affected rear shock absorbers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990095.

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.