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Yamaha Recalls ATVs [04/29/2010]

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 recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: Yamaha has received 19 reports of incidents involving the recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported.

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:

Model YearModel NameModel Number
2009Grizzly 550YFM550FGHY
2009Grizzly 550YFM550FGY
2010Grizzly 550YFM550FGHZ
2010Grizzly 550YFM550FGZ

Model YearModel NameModel Number
2008Grizzly 700YFM700FGHX
2008Grizzly 700YFM700FGX
2009Grizzly 700YFM700FGHY
2009Grizzly 700YFM700FGY
2010Grizzly 700YFM700FGHZ
2010Grizzly 700YFM700FGZ


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.yamaha-motor.com


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