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Yamaha Recalls Motorcycles Due to Faulty Seats

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190,000 motorcycles are being recalled by Yamaha Motor Corp. because passenger seats can possibly fall off the rear fenders.

Yamaha is supposed to let owners know about the recall this spring.

A Newsday.com article says,“The recall affects XV250, XVS11 and XVS65 motorcycles from the 1988-2005 model years, Yamaha spokesman Brad Banister said. The mounting hardware that connects the seat to the fender can loosen when passengers shift their weight, which eventually can cause the seat to fall off, according to a recall notice sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Banister said the company knows of two minor injuries caused by the defect. Banister said Yamaha decided to recall the vehicles after reviewing quality control reports on the motorcycles in Japan.”

“We constantly monitor this sort of thing because we do care about the safety of our customers,” Banister said.

Dealers will be replacing the seat mounting hardware free of charge.

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Yamaha Recalls Motorcycles Due to Faulty Seats


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  • Mike Anderson

    I own a 2002 Yamaha XVS1100 and recieved my recall notice in the mail on Friday, May 4,2007.

    • dee@hotmail.com

      Did you go in and get it fixed? And how did they fix it since the original is actually welded to the fender?

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