Yamaha V-Star & Virago Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA has filed the following recall notice with the National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration: Make / Mod...

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA has filed the following recall notice with the National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration:

Make / Models / Year:
YAMAHA / XV250 / 1996-2005 (Virago 250)
YAMAHA / XVS11 / 1996-2005 (V-Star 1100)
YAMAHA / XVS65 / 1996-2005 (V-Star 650)

Manufacturer: YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V067000

Recall Date: FEB 25, 2005

Component: SEATS

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 190,000

Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE MOUNTING HARDWARE HOLDING THE PASSENGER SEAT TO THE FENDER COULD LOOSEN DUE TO THE PASSENGER'S WEIGHT SHIFTING ON THE SEAT.

Consequence: IF THE MOUNTING HARDWARE BECOMES LOOSE ENOUGH TO FALL OFF, THE PASSENGER SEAT CAN FALL OFF THE REAR FENDER. A PASSENGER ON THE MOTORCYCLE COULD LOSE BALANCE AND FALL, CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER SEAT'S MOUNTING HARDWARE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH OR APRIL 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT YAMAHA AT 1-800-227-5963.

Notes: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.

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