Ice Accumulation Can Cause Hazard in Yamaha Off-Highway Vehicles
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Ice Accumulation Can Cause Hazard in Yamaha Off-Highway Vehicles

April 13, 2016

Off-highway vehicles from Yamaha are now subject to a recall due to safety concerns.

The recall involves model year 2016 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SE Side-by-Side utility vehicle. In the affected vehicles, water can get into the throttle cable and freeze during cold weather, potentially preventing the throttle from returning to idle. This can cause the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards.

The affected models were sold in four colors: orange and black, blue and white, silver and red, and yellow and white. The model name ( YXZ…) and 1000 is displayed in a graphic on both the left and right side of the vehicle. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame near the driver's side rear wheel. The letter G in the 10th position of the VIN indicates that the unit was made in the 2016 model year.

About 7,000 vehicles are subject to the recall. No injuries have been reported in connection with this defect.

Consumers could purchase these items at Yamaha dealers nationwide from September 2015 to February 2016 for between $19,800 and $21,600.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926.