1,874 units of the Yamaha R3 recalled in India

Team OD Published: December 13, 2018, 03:39 PM IST

Yamaha India has issued a voluntary recall of the YZF-R3 in accordance to the requirements of its parent company Yamaha Motor Co. (YMC) Ltd., Japan. The company mentions that a defect related to radiator hose and spring torsion may exist in few Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles within certain production numbers range. Yamaha mentions that although no complaints have been reported anywhere in India, however, as a responsible manufacturer, Yamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign where the affected motorcycles must get these parts replaced with the modified ones.

This voluntary recall is being undertaken to address an issue related to the leaking of coolant from the radiator and widening of torsion spring. The total vehicles recalled are 1874 units sold in domestic and export market, manufactured between July 2015 to May 2018. The affected motorcycles will be repaired free of cost at Yamaha authorized dealers and the owners will be contacted individually. The release further mentions that Yamaha is working closely with the dealer partners to ensure the repair experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.

This is not the first time that Yamaha has recalled the YZF-R3. Last year, the same was done over faulty tank brackets and main switch sub assembly. Previous to that it was done to fix issues with the oil pump and clutch pressure plate assembly. And just before that the R3 was recalled over oil pump and transmission issues.

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