Yamaha is Recalling certain 2014-2016 WR250R motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 17, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Clutch Lever Seal may Crack and cause Oil Leak

Report Receipt Date: NOV 03, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V800000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,550

All Products Associated with this Recall

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Model Year(s)

2014 – 2016

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation , USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 WR250R motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016. Due to an incorrect assembly process, the clutch push lever oil seal may crack, allowing engine oil to leak out.

CONSEQUENCE: If oil leaks from the engine, the oil may get on the rear tire, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch push lever oil seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990108.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration