September 10, 1999
Yamaha International Corporation
Yamaha YFZ-R1K, YFZ-R1KC, YFZ-R1L, YFZ-R1LC
Number Involved: 6,373
Defect: Motorcycles. A coolant
water hose can come loose at the thermostat housing during operation. Steam released could
obscure the rider's vision, and leaking coolant could make the rear tire slip.
Remedy: Dealers will install and
properly tighten two new hose clamps. Owner notification was expected to begin during
August 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V186]
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