Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due To Loss Of Steering Control


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


FX Nytro XTX


FX Nytro RTX


FX Nytro MTX





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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