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Yamaha Star Venture Motorcycle Lawsuit

Yamaha is recalling certain Star Venture and other motorcycles for a brake problem that can increase the risk of a crash.
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What’s the Problem?

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:

  • 2018-2021 Yamaha XV19 (Star Venture)
  • 2018-2020 Yamaha MTT9GT (Tracer GT)
  • 2019 Yamaha MXTGTKL (NIKEN GT)
  • 2017-2020 Yamaha MT10
  • 2018-2020 Yamaha XTZ12 (Super Ténéré)
  • 2013-2020 Yamaha FJR13
  • 2018 Yamaha XV19B (Star Eluder)

The front brake switch on the above motorcycles can fail due to increased resistance from silicon oxide, causing the brake light to stay on constantly and/or the cruise control system to shut off unexpectedly. “Both situations increase the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said.

Yamaha is notifying owners and dealers will replace the front brake switch, free of charge.

This recall began on January 13, 2021.

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Is Cruise Control Dangerous?

Since cruise control was invented in 1948, there have been numerous studies conducted on its impact on accidents. One recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that drivers speed more often when using cruise control than when driving manually.

This difference was seen most frequently on limited-access roads with a lower speed limit. Additionally, those drivers who disobeyed the speed limit while using cruise control sped faster than those without it.

Another report by the NHTSA in 2008 found that adaptive cruise control (ACC) accommodated 12 out of 14 braking emergencies. Although the 2 severe emergencies required driver intervention, drivers intervened quickly enough due to the notifications from the vehicle.

Another important thing to remember is how certain cruise control systems work in low visibility settings. ACC can be particularly dangerous when driving in fog or other low visibility instances. This is because the sensors may not work properly if they can’t detect other vehicles or objects.

You may be lulled into a false sense of security in low-visibility driving conditions if you’re accustomed to your adaptive cruise control warning you.

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