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On March 25, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall notice for six 2015 Yamaha models that may have been manufactured with a shift cam segment stopper than can crack and cause shifting difficulties that may lead to a crash:

The details:
Report Receipt Date: March 25, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V176000
Component(s): Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,900
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

The Recall: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 FJ-09 (FJ09F/FC), FZ-09 (FZ09F/FC), FZ6R (FZ6RF/FC), Super Ténéré (XTZ12F/FC), Super Ténéré ES (XTZ12EF/EFC), and R6 (YZF-R6) motorcycles manufactured from September 1, 2014 to November 17, 2014. The affected motorcycles may have an incorrectly manufactured shift cam segment stopper, having a sharp edge on the inside of the bend instead of a smooth radius. As a result, the stopper can crack and possibly fracture at this sharp edge.
What could happen: If the stopper fractures, the transmission may not shift properly, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift shaft assembly with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926.

More Recall Information: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go tosafercar.gov.


I realize that this might be old news, but I wanted something new on the front page, so there. Read it again.
 

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What's interesting with the official recall is it is only giving a production date range instead of VIN# Which may turn out in my favor lol
 

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Just real glad I got a 2014.:cool:
 

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id rather have a simple shift shaft replaced than a hack job of a head light harness
The headlight recall is something many of us decided not to let Yamaha do, but rather fix it ourselves..in a much less intrusive way.....I personally found no problem with my bike even though it fell into the headlight recall range....therefore mine did not need to be fixed
 
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Well, I got the news lastnight about recall and I have just over 1000 miles logged on my 2015' FZ-09. I rode my bike to work, which is 133 miles from home. So, I call the dealer and they say not to ride my FZ...I say well I'm at work which is 133 miles from home. Long story short, I suppose I'll be limping home and praying nothing happens to the transmission. I talked to Service at the Yamaha shop and I'm told the part I need is on order and the job to replace said part will take approx. 2hrs.
 

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The headlight recall is something many of us decided not to let Yamaha do, but rather fix it ourselves..in a much less intrusive way.....I personally found no problem with my bike even though it fell into the headlight recall range....therefore mine did not need to be fixed

True. It didn't take long for the forum to realize that the headlight fix was a hack job. Sad for the owners that bought a NEW bike off the floor, with the Yamaha headlight recall already done, no choice. There actually IS a TRUE plug and play fix, which many have implemented. I've checked my bike as well... I can go lock to lock with no tension on the harness.
 

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True. It didn't take long for the forum to realize that the headlight fix was a hack job. Sad for the owners that bought a NEW bike off the floor, with the Yamaha headlight recall already done, no choice. There actually IS a TRUE plug and play fix, which many have implemented. I've checked my bike as well... I can go lock to lock with no tension on the harness.
after looking at how they did the headlight fix, I wish I had just done it myself, but it is what it is. Hopefully for you guys that have this recall, it won't be 'hinky'
 

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Went by my dealer yesterday and he had the recall paperwork in hand. He had received paperwork to do the recall on my bike. He asked if I'd received my letter in the mail yet. Mine hasn't shown up yet but it should be here soon. At any rate, my dealer has ordered the parts kits for the recall and as soon as they show up, I'll have mine done. Well, actually I told him to have the service department do the ones he had on the floor and do mine after they had practiced on those.
The work involved doesn't sound too extensive. Yamaha only put a shop rate of 1.1 hours on the job.

Bottom line is that from what I can find out about this recall, it isn't going to bother me much. I think I'm going to have to find something else to obsess over. :)
 

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I'm not happy about someone else turning a wrench on my bike, but my dealer told me 2 to 3 weeks to get the part. I imagine myself like a nervous father in the service waiting room.
 
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luckily my dealer had all 3 of the 2015 bikes on the floor so thats some good practice, my bikes not going to be a lab rat
 

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"The Recall: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain model year 2015 FJ-09 (FJ09F/FC), FZ-09 (FZ09F/FC), FZ6R (FZ6RF/FC), Super Ténéré (XTZ12F/FC), Super Ténéré ES (XTZ12EF/EFC), and R6 (YZF-R6) motorcycles manufactured from September 1, 2014 to November 17, 2014. The affected motorcycles may have an incorrectly manufactured shift cam segment stopper, having a sharp edge on the inside of the bend instead of a smooth radius. As a result, the stopper can crack and possibly fracture at this sharp edge.
What could happen: If the stopper fractures, the transmission may not shift properly, increasing the risk of a crash."

Check your date of manufacture. Hmm. Just checked my sticker behind the forks. Looks like I'm not within the affected time frame. I don't know what to make of that. Keeping my fingers crossed that earlier production units are OK.
 

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am i allowed to ask the dealer for the old part they remove?
you can ask, but they are under no obligation to give it to you
 
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