Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF R3 for Ignition Switch Issues

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. Water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall.

CONSEQUENCE:

An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990112.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-17V112-5621

SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-17V112-3506 (1)

Report Receipt Date: FEB 21, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V112000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,320

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
  • YAMAHA YZF-R3 2015-2016

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