Yamaha Recalls WR250R Motorcycles To Correct a Potential Oil Leak Issue

Incorrect assembly process could result in a broken clutch push-lever seal.

Yamaha WR250R recall
Yamaha is recalling 2014-2016 WR250R motorcycles for a potential oil leak due to an incorrect assembly process.Photo: Yamaha
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: November 3, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V800000
Component(s): Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,550
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

THE RECALL: Yamaha Motor Corporation , USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 WR250R motorcycles manufactured from August 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016. Due to an incorrect assembly process, the clutch push lever oil seal may crack, allowing engine oil to leak out.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If oil leaks from the engine, the oil may get on the rear tire, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch push lever oil seal, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990108.

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.