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]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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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