Recalls Coming for the Yamaha YZF-R3

02/15/2017 @ 12:06 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

Yamaha YZF-R3 should ready themselves for recalls affecting their pint-sized sport bike, as Yamaha Motor Corporation USA has determined that the YZF-R3 has defects that affects motor vehicle safety.

The recall will affect 2015 and 2016 models, and relates to two different issues. The first defect concerns the fuel tank fitting bracket, which may cause the fuel tank to crack and leak fuel, due to engine vibration.

The second defect relates to the main power switch, which can become corroded from water, and cold potentially cause the motorcycle to stall.

To remedy the problems, Yamaha dealers will changed the affected parts with new ones that have been modified from the original design. Affected Yamaha YZF-R3 owners will be notified of this recall by Yamaha USA via the mail in the coming days.

We expect to see a recall campaign posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website shortly, with more information for R3 owners on when the recall will start, and how they can contact Yamaha USA with questions.

Source: Bothan Spies

  • m3gtr

    to be honest, indonesian-made r25 and r3 are very bad at quality, maybe equal to its domestic market products, no offense

  • Rizawanto Kurniawan

    mio bang? :v

  • paulus

    Don’t agree on this one. Sure, it’s a bike built to a budget, but the quality level is appropriate for the cost and intended purpose. The issue may be one of design more than one of specification or supplier part quality…. causing an issue regardless of where it was built. What’s cool is that Yamaha are dealing with it.

  • Jeff Gilleran

    From what I understand, the bikes (R25,R3) are ASSEMBLED in Indonesia. The parts were sourced elsewhere throughout the world.

  • Anthony “stalker6recon”

    This recall is in the Philippines also, where I live and bought my R3. I can not get a straight answer on the recall, my version is the Movistar R3, and my dealer claims it is not on the list, but they are shady as hell, and I can’t find a link to yamaha to run my VIN. Anyone have a link where I can input my chassis number, and check for any recalls effecting my bike?