Yamaha Recalls FZ-09, FJ-09 and XSR900 Motorcycles

Handlebar clamps may loosen on late-model Yamaha FZ, FJ and XSR motorcycles.

Yamaha motorcycle recall
Yamaha is recalling 22,433 late-model FZ-09, FJ-09 and XSR900 motorcycles for a potentially hazardous handlebar issue.Photo: Yamaha
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: March 31, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V221000
Component(s): Steering
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22,433
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Yamaha FZ-09 recall
Yamaha FZ-09Photo: Yamaha
Yamaha FJ-09 recall
Yamaha FJ-09Photo: Yamaha
Yamaha XSR900 recall
Yamaha XSR900Photo: Yamaha

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2017 FJ-09, FZ-09, and XSR900 motorcycles. The lower handlebar holder may loosen due to a painting issue and the inadequate application of the thread-locking agent.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the handlebars are not properly secured to the motorcycle, a loss of vehicle control may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the lower handlebar holder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990114.

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.