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June 2, 2000

Certain 1998-2000 Yamaha Motorcycles Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain Yamaha YFZR1K, YFZR1KC, YFZR1L, YFZR1LC and YFZR1K plus 1999-2000 YFZR6L, YFZR6LC, YFZR6M and YFZR6MC motorcycles because the screws holding the sidestand switch can loosen and fall out due to engine heat and vibration.

According to NHTSA, if the sidestand falls down, it would not be possible to ride the motorcycle.

17,146 of these cycles, manufactured between February, 1998 through February, 2000 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the screws holding the sidestand switch. Owner notification began March 13, 2000.

Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V076]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 2, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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