Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, engine vibration can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime, may result in the tank leaking fuel.
A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket. The fuel tank will be inspected and replaced if necessary. These repairs will be performed 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.
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-17V111-1920
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-17V111-1660
Report Receipt Date: FEB 21, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V111000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,320
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- YAMAHA YZF-R3 2015-2016