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SafetyAlerts
August 26, 2003

Yamaha Has Recalled Motorcycles

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Make : YAMAHA Model : XV1600ASNC Year : 2001

Make : YAMAHA Model : MIDNIGHT STAR Year : 2001

Make : YAMAHA Model : ROAD STAR Year : 2001

Make : YAMAHA Model : XV1600AN Year : 2001

Make : YAMAHA Model : XV1600ANC Year : 2001

Make : YAMAHA Model : XV1600ASN Year : 2001

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V309000

Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2826

Summary:
2001 XV1600AN AND XV1600ANC ROAD STAR MOTORCYCLES AND 2001 XV1600ASN AND XV1600ASNC MIDNIGHT STAR MOTORCYCLES. IN THE TRANSMISSION, THE SECOND/THIRD PINION GEAR MAY BE INCORRECTLY MACHINED WHICH COULD CAUSE ABNORMAL WEAR THAT EVENTUALLY RESULTS IN A BROKEN RETAINER CIRCLIP.

Consequence:
IF THE CIRCLIP BREAKS, THE TRANSMISSION COULD LOCK UP, WHICH WOULD ALSO CAUSE THE REAR WHEEL TO LOCK UP. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:
YAMAHA WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION GEARS AND SHAFTS WITH NEW ONES FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN 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 1-800-88-YAMAHA OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.YAMAHA-MOTOR.COM.

Notes:
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list 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!

How many did you hear about?

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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.