Yamaha Recall 08V461000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
08V461000 Steering: Linkages: Rod: Relay: Connecting Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA 09/09/2008 4800
Defect Summary
Yamaha is recalling 4,800 model year 2007 XF50 and XC50 motorcycles. A crack may develop on the connecting rod. If the engine continues to be run, the crack will develop further and the connecting rod may break.
Consequence Summary
If the connecting rod breaks, the engine will stop and cannot be restarted increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will disassemble the engine and the crankshaft will be replaced with one that has a properly heat-treated connecting rod. The recall is expected to begin on or before September 25, 2008. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

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