Yamaha Super Ténéré Recalled for Critical Electrical Issue

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The final recall from this week, and in addition to the recall for the Yamaha SR400, Yamaha Motor USA is recalling the Yamaha Super Ténéré for issues with its electrical system.

The issue stems from the fact that over time a gap may develop in the protective sealant where the lead wires of the accelerator position sensor (APS) and throttle position sensor (TPS) connect to the electronic control unit (ECU).

This gap may cause corrosion to the wires, and thus change the resistance of the wires, which would send an incorrect signal to the ECU.

Because of this, the corrosion might prevent the engine from returning to idle after the throttle is released, and thus poses a potential safety hazard.

The recall affects only the 2012 and 2013 model year editions of the Yamaha Super Ténéré, which means 4,736 motorcycles will be recalled by Yamaha Motor USA.

To remedy the issue, Yamaha  Motor USA will notify affected owners, and Yamaha dealers will bypass the wire lead connection with a new sub-lead harness multi-connector, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2018.

Concerned Yamaha Super Ténéré owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926, and reference Yamaha’s number for this recall, which is 990122. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA