Report Receipt Date: June 24, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V460000 Component(s): Powertrain Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,280 Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
THE RECALL:Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured from January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016. The clutch pressure plate bearing may break due to an insufficient load rating, causing the clutch to not disengage and preventing the transmission from shifting properly.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the clutch cannot be disengaged, the rider may not be easily able to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
THE FIX:Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the clutch pressure plate bearing, free of charge. The recall began July 11, 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990105.
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.