WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 8, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
If the chain guard breaks, it may fall onto the road, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V483000
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,493
Summary: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2018 Yamaha MT-07J, MT-07JC, XSR700J, and XSR700JC motorcycles. The bolts that connect the drive chain guard to the swingarm may loosen, possibly causing the chain guard to contact the drive chain and break.
Remedy: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace both chain guard mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2018. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990120.
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