Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. of Cypress, Calif., is recalling about 400 snowmobiles with aftermarket turbochargers.
The turbocharger overboost can cause severe engine damage, posing crash and fire hazards to the user.
The firm has received 40 reports of engine damage due to the turbocharge overboost. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Yamaha model year 2016 SR10 “SRViper” snowmobiles that are equipped with a dealer-installed Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kit sold by Yamaha.
The recalled snowmobiles were sold in several colors. The model name is printed on the left and right side of the front cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) and the model number are stamped on the frame (tunnel) near the right foot-well.
The letter G in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2016 model year.
The snowmobiles, manufactured in the U.S, were sold at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2015, through April 2016, for between $12,800 and $14,100.
The Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kits were sold as an after-market accessory at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from March 2015, through September 2016, for about $3,300.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact a local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.
Consumers may contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and click on “CPSC Alerts” for more information.