Yamaha Recall of certain Viking Off-Road Side-by-Side Vehicles Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 1, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Yamaha Recall Summary:

Name of Product: Yamaha Viking Off-Road Side-by-Side vehicles

Hazard: Improperly installed rear brake lines can cause brake fluid to leak and reduce vehicle control, posing crash and injury hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Recall Date: September 29, 2022

Units: About 330

Consumer Contact: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. at 800-889-2624 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/motorsports/pages/cpsc-recalls or at www.Yamahamotorsports.com and click on “CPSC Recalls” for more information. for more information.

Yamaha Recall Details:

Description: This recall involves Model Year 2022 Yamaha Viking Off-Road Side-by-Side three passenger vehicles with model numbers YXM70VPANG/PHNH and YXM70VPRNC (Viking Ranch Edition). The recalled side-by-side vehicles were sold in Copper Metallic, Hunter Green and Tactical Green colors. The model name is printed on the right and left sides of the vehicle body. The model number is located on top of the airbox. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be found on the vehicle frame behind the left rear wheel. The VIN number ranges for recalled Yamaha Viking Off-Road Side-by-Side include the following:

MY Model VIN Start VIN End
2022 YXM70VPANG ***********101648 ***********101847
2022 YXM70VPHNH ***********101103 ***********101122
2022 YXM70VPRNC (Viking Ranch Edition) ***********101455 ***********101634

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. for a free inspection and repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of incidents of the brake pipe making contact with the drive shaft causing brake fluid to leak. No injuries or accidents have been reported.

Sold At: Authorized Yamaha Side-by-Side dealers nationwide from March 2022 through August 2022 for between $14,000 and $14,700.

Manufacturer(s): Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America, of Newnan, Georgia

Distributor(s): Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Manufactured In: United States

Recall number: 22-781

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission