RECALL NEWS: Yamaha Recalls Multiple 2015 Models For Possible Defective Transmission

Are you experiencing shifting problems with your 2015 Yamaha? Six models, 4,900 units are being recalled. READ MORE

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: March 25, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V176000
Component(s): Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,900
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 FJ-09 (FJ09F/FC), FZ-09 (FZ09F/FC), FZ6R (FZ6RF/FC), Super Ténéré (XTZ12F/FC), Super Ténéré ES (XTZ12EF/EFC), and R6 (YZF-R6) motorcycles (see photo gallery above) manufactured from September 1, 2014 to November 17, 2014. The affected motorcycles may have an incorrectly manufactured shift cam segment stopper, having a sharp edge on the inside of the bend instead of a smooth radius. As a result, the stopper can crack and possibly fracture at this sharp edge.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the stopper fractures, the transmission may not shift properly, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift shaft assembly with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926.

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.

2015 Yamaha FZ-09
2015 Yamaha FJ-09
2015 Yamaha FZ6R
2015 Yamaha YZF-R6
2015 Yamaha Super Ténéré
2015 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES