Yamaha recalls over leaks and gears

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued two recalls for their R3 and a recall for their MT-03 (above) for issues such as radiator leaks and gear shift problems.

In the radiator recall, some 4408 YZF-R3A bikes made from 2015-2018 have “insufficient hose material curing at manufacturing” that may lead to cracking in the radiator coolant hose.

The official notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the cracking may result in coolant leakage.

“This increases the risk of accident and may cause serious injury to the rider and other road users,” it says.

Click here for the Vehicle Identification Numbers of affected bikes.

Yamaha R3 leaks
R3

The gear-shift recall affects 2380 YZF-R3A (2015-16) and 534 MT-03LA (2016) bikes.

“Due to a defective shift mechanism torsion spring, riders may not be able to select the desired gear,” the notice says.

Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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