Yamaha Snowmobiles Recalled Due to Fuel Hoses that Leak During Operation
Snowmobile owners should take their vehicle out of hibernation to check if it's one of the 2,500 that were recently recalled.
Yamaha issued a recall for select models after four reports that the fuel hose joint can leak during operation, posing a fire hazard.
Owners should contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair before breaking it out for the winter. Yamaha is also contacting its customers directly.
This recall involves model year 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and model year 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) snowmobiles. They were sold in a variety of red, black, blue and white color combinations.
The VIN is stamped on the tunnel near the right side footrest. The letter E in the tenth position of the VIN indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year, and a letter F in the tenth position indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year.
Model numbers can be found on the lower left and right cowling just below the word 'Yamaha.'
The vehicles were sold through Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from October 2013 through August 2014 for about $12,000 to $14,000.
Owners can contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926.