Yamaha Recall 11V483000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
11V483000 Engine and Engine Cooling Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA 09/26/2011 2300
Defect Summary
Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 VMX17 (V-Max) motorcycles, including the YB, YCB, ZR, ZCR AG and ACG variants, manufactured from September 2008 through April 2011. On affected motorcycles, high oil pressure can build up inside the oil pump causing it to malfunction. Oil might then stop pumping through the engine resulting in severe engine damage that can cause the engine to stall and not restart again.
Consequence Summary
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash with injury or death.
Corrective Summary
Yamaha dealers will replace the oil pump free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2011. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.

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