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Yamaha recall over reflector ‘luminosity’

MT-03 ands XMAX 300 scooter affected

Yamaha MT-03 2020

Yamaha Motor Australia have issued a fifth recall on their learner-approved MT-03 motorcycle (pictured above) and three scooters for a non-compliance issue on the rear reflectors.

The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it “may not comply with the Australian Design Rules (ADR) 47 for reflection luminosity”.

“If the reflector has insufficient luminosity, affected motorcycles may be less visible to drivers of other vehicles, which could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death of the rider and/or other road users,” the notice says.

Owners of the 2709 affected MT-03 models plus 573 XMAX 300, 168 NMAX 125 (2015) and 575 NMAX 150 (2017 – 2020) scooters should “immediately” contact a Yamaha dealer to arrange an appointment to have the reflector replaced, free of charge.

This is the fifth recall affecting the MT-03 since it was re-introduced in 2016.

The other four were:

  1. Engine vibration transmitted to the fuel tank may cause the spot weld of the bracket to break. If it does, fuel could leak.
  2. Corrosion of the switch electrical terminals may develop due to water contamination, causing a loss of electrical power and engine stalling.
  3. The clutch pressure plate bearing may fail when operated frequently. The oil pump drive gear may break due to excessive stress causing the clutch to fail. The transmission will not shift properly and the engine may seize due to a lack of engine oil supply.
  4. A machining defect in the primary drive and driven meshing gears that could make the bike excessively noisy during acceleration and engine revs increase when shifting through gear ratios.


Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

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