January 28, 2010

Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due To Loss Of Steering Control





Yamaha FX Nytro



The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by Yamaha Motor Corp. in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of Product: 2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles

 

Units: About 2,500

 

Distributor: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

 

Hazard: A bolt in the right front A-arm can loosen in the suspension/steering system, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Description: The recall involves the 2009 FX10 snowmobiles. The following models are affected by this recall:

Model Name

Model Number

FX Nytro

FX10Y

FX Nytro XTX

FX10XTY

FX Nytro RTX

FX10RTRY

FX Nytro MTX

FX10MTRY

FX Nytro RTX SE

FX10RTRSY

 

Sold by: Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2008 through January 2010 for between $10,000 and $11,000.

 

Manufactured in: Japan

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an authorized Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information and to locate a Yamaha snowmobile dealer, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 any time or visit the firm’s website at www.yamaha-motor.com


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.











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