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July 24, 2002

Yamaha Has Recalled ATVs

Cypress, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Yamaha Motor Corporation has recalled to inspect and repair about 14,000 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). A mounting-bracket weld on the rear hub can come loose, resulting in rear brake failure and possible injury to operators.

Yamaha has received reports of weld problems with the mounting brackets. Two of these reports resulted in the ATVs losing their rear brakes. One user suffered a hairline wrist fracture.

These 1997 and 1998 model year ATVs have "350 Electric" written on both sides of the bodywork. The ATVs are either red and white, or gray and blue. The recalled ATVs have the following names and vehicle identification numbers (VINs). The VINs are stamped into the vehicle frames between the front and rear wheels.

Model Year and Name

VIN Range

1997 Warrior


1998 Warrior

JY43GDW09WA199820 to
JY43GDW00WA 207657

1998 Warrior

JY4AH01Y9WA000002 to

Yamaha dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from August 1996 through December 1997 for about $5,000.

Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately and call their local Yamaha ATV dealer to schedule a free appointment to have their units inspected, and repaired if needed. To locate a dealer or for more information, consumers should call (800) 88-YAMAHA anytime or visit the firm's web site at

Notification is being sent to registered owners of these vehicles directly by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A

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