Recalls Coming for the Yamaha YZF-R3

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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

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