Yamaha India has issued a recall for 1874 units of YZF-R3, including domestic and export market. The brand explains that these bikes carry a manufacturing date between July 2015 to May 2018. The brand is coordinating with dealers to cross-check records and contact all buyers affected by the recall in India. The problem is related to radiator hose and spring torsion defect.
The possible check and replacement of parts, if required, will be done free of cost. Yamaha has recalled the same motorcycle for the third time in India. As no owner has complained about both these parts, it was good on Yamaha’s side to clear the problem before anything goes wrong. The number of units include both the ABS and non-ABS version of the motorcycle.
Official Press Release
India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd. (IYM), in accordance to the requirements of its parent company Yamaha Motor Co. (YMC) Ltd., Japan is issuing the information on behalf of the latter which has determined that a defect related to “Radiator hose” & “Spring Torsion” may exist in few Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles within certain production numbers range.
Although no such problems 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.
Yamaha is working closely with the dealer partners to ensure the repair experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.