PhotoYamaha Motor Corporation is recalling 11,280 model year 2015-2016 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2015, to April 15, 2016.

 

The vehicles in question have two issues:

 

In the first, 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.

 

If the clutch cannot be disengaged, the rider may not be easily able to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

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.

 

Oil pump issue

 

In the second, the oil pump may not regulate the vehicles' oil pressure properly. As a result, the oil pump drive gear may fail and cause the engine to seize from lack of oil supply. As a result, the rear wheel may lock up suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990105.

 

 


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