Yamaha is Recalling certain 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 21, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Oil Pump Drive Gear may Fail; Engine may Sieze

Report Receipt Date: JUN 23, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V459000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,280

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

YAMAHA

Model

YZFR3F/G

Model Year(s)

2015 – 2016

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016. Due to an oil pump problem, the oil pressure in these motorcycles may not be properly regulated. As a result, the oil pump drive gear may fail and cause the engine to seize from lack of oil supply.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the engine seizes from a lack of oil supply, the rear wheel may lock up suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990105.

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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