|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Wednesday, February 4, 1998
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF DECEMBER RECALLS
Yamaha International Corporation
Models: Yamaha XVZ13LTJ Year: 1997
|Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe
Number Involved: 1,027
Dates of Manufacture: Not yet available
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V230
Vehicle Description: Motorcycles.
Description of Defect: An overload of the turn signal, rear tail/brake light, and
carburetor warmer circuit can blow the fuse.
Consequence of Defect: This condition can result in a loss of rear tail and brake
light illumination, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will install new, appropriate-rated fuses.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began Dec. 22, 1997.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon
service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert
consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law,
safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the
owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall
notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with
federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive
notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.