Update: Yamaha FJR1300 Recalled for Transmission Defect, Crash Risk
Yamaha is recalling the following motorcycles which were manufactured with potentially defective transmissions that can break under high speeds:
- 2016-2020 Yamaha FJR13A
- 2016-2020 Yamaha FJR13AE
The second gear of the transmission on these motorcycles can crack and break under high speed loads, causing the transmission and rear wheel to lock, increasing the risk of a crash. This recall began on Jan. 13, 2021.
What’s the Problem?
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, is recalling certain motorcycles over a potential defect that could cause a loss of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash and serious bodily harm, including death. This recall affects Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles from model year 2019, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The front brake hose on affected motorcycles my chafe against the horn lead wire when the handlebars are turned from left to right, potentially resulting in a brake fluid leak, NHTSA said. A brake fluid leak can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Yamaha is notifying owners and dealers will fix the problem, free of charge. This recall began on February 28, 2020.
Yamaha XV250 Recall
Yamaha is recalling XV250 motorcycles for a potentially defective oil passageway in the engine side cover which could block lubricating oil to the engine. Improper lubrication of internal engine components can result in the engine stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. This recall began on April 17, 2020.
Do I Have a Yamaha Motorcycle Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Yamaha Motorcycle Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Yamaha Motorcycle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.