Yamaha is recalling 180 YZF-R1, FZS600, and FJR1300 motorcycles from 2005 for a faulty throttle position sensor. Not all 2005 owners need to fret though, as the affected bikes were manufactured only between October 2004, and April 2005.

A faulty throttle position sensor could cause the motorcycle to stall, and result in a crash. Yamaha will be contacting affected owners, and replacing the throttle position sensor free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about October 7, 2009. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-714-761-7300, or as always, the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).

Source: NHTSA

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  • TeeJay

    Man, this is a campain back from 2006.

  • Jenny Gun

    From NHTSA: “Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 15, 2009”

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  • TeeJay

    It is good to be an American consumer then…
    The recall was launched back in ’06, Japan, Europe, Australia.

    Here’s the Aussie note:

    Yamaha Motorcycles (Various models) – Throttle Position Sensor
    Date: 16/10/2006
    Supplier Name: Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd
    Product Make: Yamaha
    Product Model: YZF-R1. FZ6-S. FZ6-N. FJR 1300. FJR 1300A. TDM900. MT-01. XV1700PC.
    Target Number: 3,019
    Model Years From: 2002 – 2005
    Campaign Number: M802. M802-A. M802-B. M802-C.
    VIN Range: RN124-000004 ~ RN124-001147. RN125-000001 ~ RN125-000494. RJ072-000002 ~ RJ072-000125. RJ075-000003 ~ RJ075-000160. RJ075-000161 ~ RJ075-000275. RP044-000351 ~ RP044-000552. RP084-000001 ~ RP084-000045. RP114-000001 ~ RP114-000092. RP087-000003 ~ RP087-000260. RP117-000001 ~ RP117-000270. RN082-000002 ~ RN082-000155. RN085-000001 ~ RN085-000051. RN112-000001 ~ RN112-000043. RP122-000003 ~ RP122-000092. VP14N-000480 ~ VP14N-000752. VP14N-000858 ~ VP14N-001056.
    Serial Range:
    Product Info:
    Defect Details: The Throttle Position Sensor may not function properly due to an internal fault within the switch. As a result, some owners may experience an intermittent unstable idle which may cause the engine to stall.