Yamaha Recalls 2014 FZ-09 Models For Possible Wiring Harness Defect

Yamaha FZ-09 owners, is your headlight harness too short?

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: September 10, 2014

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V550000

Component(s): Headlight wiring harness

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,300

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

SUMMARY: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2014 Yamaha FZ09 motorcycles manufactured August 1, 2013, to August 29, 2014. The affected motorcycles may have a headlight harness that is too short and when the handlebars are turned fully to the left or right the harness may break near the coupler or coupler may disconnect from the headlight bulb.

CONSEQUENCE: If the harness breaks or the coupler detaches from the headlight, the headlight will go out, reducing the rider's visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will install a sub-harness to lengthen the headlight harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 18, 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926.

NOTES: 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 www.safercar.gov.