Yamaha is Recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 2, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Fuel Leak due to Fuel Tank Abrasion

A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V111000

Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA


Potential Number of Units Affected 14,320

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
YAMAHA YZF-R3 2015 – 2016

Summary: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, engine vibration can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime, may result in the tank leaking fuel.

Remedy: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket. The fuel tank will be inspected and replaced if necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990112.

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