After Yamaha US, India Yamaha Motor has recalled its YZF-R3 over issues involving fuel tank and power button. The recall currently affects motorcycles manufactured between 2015 and 2016. In the domestic market, the recall will affect 1,155 units of the YZF-R3. The affected parts would be replaced free of cost. This is a part of the global recall initiated by Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. In June 2016, Yamaha India had recalled the YZF-R3 over faulty clutch pressure plate and oil pump assembly.
What’s the recall about?
There are two primary issues which are dealt in this recall. The first problem affects the fuel tank fitting bracket. The two-wheeler maker suggests that the fuel tank fitting bracket may not be able to sustain the vibrations from the engine and are likely to crack which will result in a fuel leak. The second problem affects the power switch. The recall states that the power switch may get corroded due to by water seepage which is likely to result in hard starts and sudden stalling of the engine.
An official communication from India Yamaha Motors stated:
The YZF-R3 is an exceptional performer and has been very successful on Indian roads. Recently, the parent company Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Japan has detected a defect in its Fuel Tank Bracket and Main Switch Sub Assy and has announced a recall. In India, this will affect 1,155 vehicles.
As a responsible manufacturer, Yamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign under which the defective parts will be replaced with a modified one on ‘free of cost’ basis at Yamaha dealerships. The replacement activity would begin immediately as the company would communicate with customers directly.
This recall is a reiteration of Yamaha’s commitment to the safety of its customers by offering safe and satisfactory products.