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Recalls - 1998 YAMAHA YZFR1K

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

POWER TRAIN

Recall Number

98V236000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. THE PRIMARY DRIVEN GEAR BACKING PLATE (CLUTCH BASKET) CAN BREAK CAUSING THE ENGINE COMPONENTS TO LOCK UP.

Defect Consequence

THIS CONDITION CAN LEAD TO REAR WHEEL LOCK UP INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH OR PERSONAL INJURY.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW PRIMARY DRIVEN GEAR AND RELATED PARTS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OCTOBER 2, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT YAMAHA AT 1-800-962-7926. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

Recall Number

99V186000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. A COOLANT WATER HOSE CAN COME LOOSE AT THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING DURING OPERATION.

Defect Consequence

STEAM RELEASED COULD OBSCURE THE RIDER'S VISION OR LEAKING COOLANT COULD MAKE THE REAR TIRE SLIP.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AND PROPERLY TIGHTEN TWO NEW HOSE CLAMPS.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 14, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT YAMAHA AT 1-800-962-7926. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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