Report Receipt Date: June 23, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V459000 Component(s): Engine Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,280 Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
THE RECALL:Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured from January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016. Due to an oil pump problem, the oil pressure in these motorcycles may not be properly regulated. As a result, the oil pump drive gear may fail and cause the engine to seize from lack of oil supply.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the engine seizes from a lack of oil supply, the rear wheel may lock up suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.
THE FIX:Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990105.
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.