Yamaha Recalls Competition Off-Road Motorcycles for Risk of Injury
About 875 off-road motorcycles are part of a nationwide recall issued by Yamaha.
The engine can lock up during operation, causing a rider to lose control and crash, resulting in potentially serious injuries or even death. No injuries or incidents, however, have been reported.
The recall affects model year 2015 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles, model numbers YZ250FFL and YZ250FFW. The model number can be found on the left and right side of the fuel tank cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame near the steering stem. The letter F in the tenth position of the VIN indicates that bike is a 2015 model.
The motorcycles were sold at Yamaha dealers nationwide from May 2014 through November 2014 for about $7,600.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.
Yamaha can be contacted at (800) 962-7926.