Yamaha recalls Wolverine RMAX Off-Road vehicles that could explode or catch fire

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The company cites damage to the vehicles' fuel tank as the potential cause

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA is recalling 4,130 Off-Road Side-by-Side vehicles because they may have a damaged fuel tank that could cause fuel to leak, posing fire or explosion hazards.

The company received two reports of the fuel tanks being assembled incorrectly, but no incidents of fuel leaks or injuries were reported. The following model numbers and vehicles are affected by the recall:

  • YXF10WPZMG (Wolverine RMAX 4 SE)
  • YXF10WPLML (Wolverine RMAX 4 LE)
  • YXF10WPAMS (Wolverine RMAX 4)
  • YXE10WPZMG (Wolverine RMAX 2 SE)
  • YXE10WPAMS/YXE10WPAMW (Wolverine RMAX 2)
  • YXE10WPLML (Wolverine RMAX 2 LE)

The recalled vehicles were sold in silver, white, black, yellow, gray, and blue colors with the model name "Wolverine RMAX" printed on the right and left sides. Model numbers can be found on the top of the airbox, and a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be found on the vehicle frame behind the left rear wheel.

VIN numbers included in the recall range from ***AN44Y***101342 ***AN39Y***102877, with the VIN range being sequential in the last six digits from 101342 to 102877.  

The vehicles were sold at Yamaha side by side dealers nationwide from February 2021, through July 2021, for between $22,700 and $26,700.

What to do

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized Yamaha dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly. 

Consumers can contact Yamaha Motor Corporation USA online or by phone at 800-889-2624 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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