Yamaha Motor Australia has issued two recalls for their R3 and their MT-03 (above) for issues of radiator leaks and gear shift problems.
In the radiator recall, some 4408 YZF-R3A bikes (made from 2015-18) and 1491 MT-03s (2016-18) have “insufficient hose material curing at manufacturing” that may lead to cracking in the radiator coolant hose.
The official notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the cracking may result in coolant leakage.
“This increases the risk of accident and may cause serious injury to the rider and other road users,” it says.
Click here for the Vehicle Identification Numbers of affected R3s and click here for MT-03s.
The gear-shift recall affects 2380 YZF-R3A (2015-16) and 534 MT-03LA (2016) bikes.
“Due to a defective shift mechanism torsion spring, riders may not be able to select the desired gear,” the notice says.
“Inability to shift gears properly may cause riders difficulty when manoeuvring the motorcycle. This increases the risk of accident and may cause serious injury to the rider and other road users.”
Click here for the VINs of the affected R3 models and click here for the VINs of the affected MT-03.
Owners are urged to contact their local Yamaha dealer to arrange for a free repair.
This is the fifth recall for the MT-03 since it was introduced in 2o16.
The other recalls were over noisy gears, fuel leaks, engine stalling and possible engine seizure.
Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.
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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