Yamaha Recalls R3 Motorcycle For Incorrect VIN Tags

Certain YZF-R3 sportbikes intended for the US market may have Canadian ID tags.

2017 Yamaha R3 recall
R3 motorcycles intended for the US market may have Canadian identification tags.Yamaha

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: June 30, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V423000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 40
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2017 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles. The affected motorcycles, intended for the US market, may have been manufactured with a Canadian Motor Vehicle Certification Label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the stamped vehicle identification number (VIN) does not match the VIN on the Vehicle Certification Label, owners may be unable to tell if their vehicle is under an important safety recall.

THE FIX: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Vehicle Certification Label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990115.

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.