Recall: Yamaha Snowmobiles
On 2014-09-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Yamaha Snowmobiles due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2013 for about $12000 to $14000.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Yamaha snowmobile recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 962-7926
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What is the problem?
Fuel hose joint can leak during operation, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves model year 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and model year 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) snowmobiles. They were sold in a variety of red, black, blue and white color combinations. The VIN number is stamped on the tunnel near the right side footrest. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year, and a letter F in the 10th position indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year. The model number can be found on the lower left and right cowling just below the word "YAMAHA."
These items were sold new+ at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from October 2013 through August 2014 for about $12,000 to $14,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting its customers directly.
Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sports tab, subcategory Snowmobile, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There have been four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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