Yamaha is Recalling certain 2015-2017 FJ-09, FZ-09, and XSR900 motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Handlebar Mounts may Loosen

If the handlebars are not properly secured to the motorcycle, a loss of vehicle control may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V221000

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Components: STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 22,433

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
YAMAHA FJ-09 2015 – 2017
YAMAHA FZ-09 2015 – 2017
YAMAHA XSR900 2015 – 2017

Summary: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2017 FJ-09, FZ-09, and XSR900 motorcycles. The lower handlebar holder may loosen due to a painting issue and the inadequate application of the thread-locking agent.

Remedy: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lower handlebar holder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990114.

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