Recall News: Yamaha Recalls Its Smax Scooter for Faulty Wiring Clamp

Has your Smax speedometer stopped working? This could be the reason why.

2015 Yamaha Smax scooter recall
Yamaha will begin replacing faulty Smax speed sensor assemblies free of charge beginning in January of 2017.Photo: Yamaha
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: December 12, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V892000
Component(s): Electrical system
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,640
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 XC155F Smax scooters manufactured from September 17, 2014, to October 27, 2015. The affected motorcycles may have an insufficiently clamped speed sensor lead wire, causing the wire to fatigue and break.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the speed sensor wire breaks, the speedometer will not work, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speed sensor assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990111.

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