Popular vehicle manufacturer Yamaha recently announced a recall two off-highway recreational vehicle models, citing safety concerns. According to a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, water can get into the throttle cable of the recreational vehicles in question and, if it freezes in cold weather, may prevent the throttle from returning to idle, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The recall was issued as a precaution, as no injuries have yet been reported.
Vehicles Affected by the Recall
The recall applies to American-made 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SE Side-by-Side off-road recreational vehicles in the following colors:
- Yellow and white
- Orange and black
- Silver and red
- Blue and white
Affected vehicles will include the model name, along with a “1000” graphic, on both the left and right sides. The recalled vehicles were sold at Yamaha Side-by-Side dealers from September 2015 through February 2016. Side-by-Side owners who are registered with Yamaha will receive information on the recall, along with instructions, directly from the manufacturer, while customers who purchased their Side-by-Side from a third party should contact the Yamaha dealer in their area for details on how to claim their free repair.
For additional information on the recall, customers can contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926 or visit www.yamahamotorsports.com.
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