Yamaha Recalls Viking Off-Road Side-by-Side Vehicles Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 29, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Yamaha Recall Summary

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

Hazard: Improper installation of the retaining bolts could result in the parking brake mechanism failing to hold the vehicle when parked allowing the vehicle to move unintentionally, posing crash and injury hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Recall Date: December 29, 2022

Units: About 500

Consumer Contact: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. at 800-962-7926 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 www.Yamahamotorsports.com and click on “CPSC Recalls” 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 (Viking EPS) and YXM70VPRNC (Viking EPS Ranch), and six passenger vehicles with model numbers YXC70VPXNG/YXC70VPHNH (Viking VI EPS) and YXC70VPRNC (Viking VI EPS Ranch). 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:

Year Model VIN Start VIN End
2022 YXM70VPANG (Viking EPS) ***********101868 ***********101907
2022 YXM70VPRNC (Viking EPS Ranch) ***********101655 ***********101704
2022 YXC70VPXNG (Viking VI EPS) ***********100954 ***********101043
2022 YXC70VPHNH (Viking VI EPS) ***********100609 ***********100638
2022 YXC70VPRNC (Viking VI EPS Ranch) ***********101575 ***********101853

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: None reported

Sold At: Authorized Yamaha Side-by-Side dealers nationwide from July 2022 through October 2022 for between $14,000 and $16,100.

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

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

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Manufactured In: United States

Recall number: 23-719

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