Report Receipt Date: February 21, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V112000 Component(s): Electrical System Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,320 Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
THE RECALL:Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN: An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.
THE FIX:Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990112.
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.