Recall: Yamaha Snowmobiles with Aftermarket Turbochargers
On 2017-01-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Yamaha Snowmobiles with Aftermarket Turbochargers due to a potential crash and fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2015 for about $3300 to $14100.
About 400 units are involved in this Yamaha Motor U.S.A. snowmobile recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The turbocharger overboost can cause severe engine damage, posing crash and fire hazards to the user.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Yamaha model year 2016 SR10 "SRViper" snowmobiles that are equipped with a dealer-installed Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kit sold by Yamaha. The recalled snowmobiles were sold in several colors. The model name is printed on the left and right side of the front cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) and the model number are stamped on the frame (tunnel) near the right foot-well. The letter G in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2016 model year.
|SRViper R-TX DX||SR10RDGB, SR10RDGR||Blue, Red/Black|
|SRViper R-TX SE||SR10RSGL, SR10RSGR||Blue, Red/White|
|SRViper R-TX LE||SR10RLGL, SR10RLGW||Blue, Red/White|
|SRViper L-TX DX||SR10LDGB, SR10LDGR||Black/Red, Black|
|SRViper L-TX SE||SR10LSGL, SR10LSGR||Blue, Red/White|
|SRViper L-TX LE||SR10LLGW||Blue, White/Red|
|SRViper S-TX DX 137||SR10SD37GR||Black/Red|
|SRViper S-TX DX 146||SR10SD46GB||Black|
|SRViper X-TX SE||SR10XSGL, SR10XSGR||Blue, Red/White|
|SRViper X-TX LE||SR10XLGL, SR10XLGW||White/Blue, White/Red|
|SRViper M-TX 141 SE||SR10MS41GL, SR10MS41GR||Blue, Red/White|
|SRViper M-TX 153||SR10M53GB, SR10M53GR||Black, Red/White|
|SRViper M-TX 153 SE||SR10MS53GL, SR10MS53GR||Blue, Red/White|
|SRViper M-TX 153 LE||SR10ML53GL, SR10ML53GW||Blue, White/Red|
|SRViper M-TX 162||SR10M62GB, SR10M62GR||Black, Red/Black|
|SRViper M-TX 162 SE||SR10MS62GL, SR10MS62GR||Blue, Red/White|
|SRViper M-TX 162 LE||SR10ML62GL, SR10ML62GW||Blue, White/Red|
These items were sold new+ at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2015 through April 2016 for between $12,800 and $14,100. The Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kits were sold as an after-market accessory at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from March 2015 through September 2016 for about $3,300.
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 a local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.
Yamaha at 800-962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and click on "CPSC Alerts" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 40 reports of engine damage due to the turbocharge overboost. No injuries have been 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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