Recall News: Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 R3 Sportbike For Potential Fuel Leak

An engine vibration may cause a fuel leak on late-model R3 motorcycles.

Motorcycle recall: Yamaha recalls the R3 for fuel system issue.
Yamaha is recalling certain 2015-16 R3 sportbikes (2016 model shown here) for possible fuel leak caused by engine vibration.Photo: Yamaha
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: February 21, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V111000
Component(s): Fuel System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,320
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, engine vibration can cause the fuel tank mounting bracket to contact the fuel tank, which overtime, may result in the tank leaking fuel.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A fuel leak in the presence of a ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

THE FIX: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank bracket. The fuel tank will be inspected and replaced if necessary. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990112.

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.