Yamaha is recalling certain 2009 Yamaha VMAX motorcycles for excessive electrical resistance in the ground wire from the accelerator position sensor (APS) and throttle position sensor (TPS). The issue, which affects 700 motorcycles, could cause the wrong signal to be sent to the bike’s ECU, resulting in an unstable idling speed, and in-turn an unsafe idling speed could precipitate a crash. The issue only affects VMAX’s built between June 2008 and March 2009.
Yamaha will notify owners whose bikes were made in this time frame, and begin a recall on July 28, 2010 (yesterday from this posts entry date). The recall will be done free of charge to VMAX owners. Any concerned owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926, or visit the NHTSA’s website at safecar.gov.