Report Receipt Date: April 14, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V221000 Component(s): Suspension Potential Number of Units Affected: NA Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 YZFR1M motorcycles manufactured from January 19, 2015 to March 23, 2015. The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock. Transport Canada also announced the recall of 62 YZF-R1M units for the same issue (see the Canadian recall HERE).
THE FIX: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles and replace any affected rear shock absorbers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990095.
MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.