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Yamaha recalls Bolt over oil leak issue

VINs of affected Aussie bikes listed

Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

Yamaha Australia has recalled their 2020 – 2021 Bolt cruiser (xvs950) due to an issue with oil leaking from the crankcase.

The official government notice blames the manufacturing issue for the leak in the engine crankcase.

It says “oil may leak on to the road and come in contact with the rear tyre”.

“This could result in a loss of control of the vehicle,” the notice says.

“A loss of vehicle control increases the risk of an accident, which may cause injury or death to rider and/or passenger or other road users.

Owners of the 26 affected motorcycles can contact their local Yamaha Dealer to make an appointment to have their model inspected and fixed free of charge.

Here is the VIN list of affected bikes:

JYAVN0770MA000134 JYAVN0775MA000131
JYAVN0770MA000179 JYAVN0775MA000159
JYAVN0771MA000126 JYAVN0776MA000123
JYAVN0771MA000157 JYAVN0776MA000137
JYAVN0772MA000121 JYAVN0776MA000168
JYAVN0772MA000135 JYAVN0777MA000129
JYAVN0773MA000127 JYAVN0777MA000132
JYAVN0773MA000130 JYAVN0777MA000180
JYAVN0773MA000158 JYAVN0778MA000124
JYAVN0774MA000122 JYAVN0778MA000138
JYAVN0774MA000136 JYAVN0779MA000133
JYAVN0774MA000167 JYAVN0779MA000147
JYAVN0775MA000128 JYAVN0779MA000150


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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