Thursday, September 4, 2014

Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Yamaha snowmobiles
Hazard:
Fuel hose joint can leak during operation, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact:
Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online atwww.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sports tab, subcategory Snowmobile, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns for more information.

Recall Details

Units
About 2,520
Description
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 number is stamped on the tunnel near the right side footrest. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year, and a letter F in the 10th position indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year. The model number can be found on the lower left and right cowling just below the word “YAMAHA.”
Incidents/Injuries
There have been four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting its customers directly.
Sold at
Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from October 2013 through August 2014 for about $12,000 to $14,000.
Importer
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.
Manufactured in
United States


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