On April 29th, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) sent out a release (Alert #10-733) stating Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif., in cooperation with the CPSC, has voluntarily recalled about 20,000 all-terrain vehicles due to an issue with the steering column support.
Yamaha Recalls ATVs Due to Crash Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.
Hazard: The steering column support assembly can crack and cause the rider to lose steering control, posing a risk of injury or death to riders.
Description: This recall involves the non-power steering models. Model names can be found on both the right and left hand side of the unit on the side panel.The following model numbers are affected by this recall:
Sold at: Yamaha dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2010 for between $7,000 and $9,500.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of the recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 any time or visit the company’s website at www.yahama-motor.com