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May 23, 2001

Certain 1999-2000 Yamaha  Road Star Motorcycles Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2000 Yamaha  XV1600AM, XV1600ATM motorcycles as well as the 1999 Yamaha XV1600AL, XV1600ATL motorcycles manufactured between October 1998 and February 2000.

On certain Road Star motorcycles, if the bolts holding the exhaust system are allowed to loosen, the bracket holding the mufflers can break. If this occurs, the broken bracket and the mufflers could fall loose from the motorcycle, damaging or pulling loose the rear hydraulic brake hose, causing loss of rear brake performance. The loose muffler parts could also present a traffic hazard for those around the motorcycle. Additionally, the rider could be distracted as the mufflers fall loose, and this could lead to a crash.

13,362 motorcycles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will install a new muffler bracket.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 27, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Yamaha at 1-800-6-YAMAHA (1-800-693-6242).

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V094]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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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