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

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

RECALL Subject: Clutch Pressure Plate Bearing may Fail

Report Receipt Date: JUN 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V460000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,280

All Products Associated with this Recall

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Model Year(s)

2015 – 2016

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016. The clutch pressure plate bearing may break due to an insufficient load rating, causing the clutch to not disengage and preventing the transmission from shifting properly.

If the clutch cannot be disengaged, the rider may not be easily able to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the clutch pressure plate bearing, free of charge. The recall began July 11, 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990105.

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.