Yamaha Recall of certain 2012-2013 Yamaha XTZ12 Super Tenere motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 23, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Yamaha Recall – Corrosion of Wiring may cause Loss of Control

If the engine does not return to idle when the throttle is released, it can lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V695000

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,736

Make Model Model Year(s)
YAMAHA XTZ12 2012 – 2013

Summary: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Yamaha XTZ12 Super Tenere motorcycles. Over time, a gap may develop in the protective sealant where the lead wires of the accelerator position sensor (APS) and throttle position sensor (TPS) connect to the electronic control unit (ECU). This may cause corrosion on the wires, preventing the engine from returning to idle after the throttle is released.

Remedy: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will bypass the wire lead connection with a new sub lead harness multi-connector, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2018. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990122.

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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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