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Yamaha is Recalling certain FJ, FZ, R6 and Super Tenere motorcycles

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 9, 2015 - (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL Subject: Shift Cam Segment Stopper may Fracture

Report Receipt Date: MAR 25, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V176000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,900

Products Associated with this Recall
2015 Super Tenere and Tenere ES

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 FJ-09 (FJ09F/FC), FZ-09 (FZ09F/FC), FZ6R (FZ6RF/FC), Super Tenere (XTZ12F/FC), Super Tenere ES (XTZ12EF/EFC), and R6 (YZF-R6) motorcycles manufactured September 1, 2014, to November 17, 2014. The affected motorcycles may have an incorrectly manufactured shift cam segment stopper, having a sharp edge on the inside of the bend instead of a smooth radius. As a result, the stopper can crack and possibly fracture at this sharp edge.

If the stopper fractures, the transmission may not shift properly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift shaft assembly with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926.

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 www.safercar.gov.

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