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Yamaha Tricity Scooter/Trike Fails Steer

Official safety recall notice issued

Yamaha Australia has recalled its three-wheeler Tricity over the possibility the scooter cannot be ridden of steered when started.

The official notice says 52 of the 2020 – 2021 Tricity scooters have a fault on their ‘Stand Assist’ system which keeps the bike upright when stopped.

The notice says the system may not release immediately after deactivation as intended. 

“This may prevent the rider from steering, resulting in a loss of vehicle control.

“A loss of vehicle control increases the risk of an accident causing serious injuries to the rider and/or passenger or other road users.”

Tricity scooter

Owners of the affected scooters can contact their authorised Yamaha Dealer to schedule an appointment to have the work carried out free of charge.

VINs of affected vehicles are listed at the end of this article.

This is the second recall for Yamaha this year after last year scoring only one recall which was a substantial change over 2020 when it “top scored” with eight recalls.

There were official 46 safety recalls of motorcycles in Australia last year, the highest number monitored since 2009 and significantly more than the previous high of 37 in 2018.


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.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

 this year after last year having only two recalls in a year where there were official 46 recalls, the highest number monitored since 2009 and significantly more than the previous high of 37 in 2018.

VINs of affected bikes

MLESH1620MA001059 MLESH162XMA001070 MLESH1625MA001056 MLESH162XLA001049
MLESH1620MA001062 MLESH1620LA001013 MLESH1626LA001016 MLESH162XLA001052
MLESH1620MA001076 MLESH1620LA001044 MLESH1627LA001039 MLESH162XMA001053
MLESH1621MA001054 MLESH1621LA001005 MLESH1628LA001020 MLESH1623LA001040
MLESH1622MA001063 MLESH1621LA001022 MLESH1628LA001034 MLESH1623MA001069
MLESH1623MA001055 MLESH1621MA001068 MLESH1628LA001051 MLESH1623MA001072
MLESH1624MA001064 MLESH1621MA001071 MLESH1628MA001066 MLESH1625LA001024
MLESH1624MA001078 MLESH1622LA001031 MLESH1629LA001009 MLESH1625LA001041
MLESH1625MA001073 MLESH1622LA001045 MLESH1629LA001026 MLESH1627MA001060
MLESH1626MA001065 MLESH1623LA001037 MLESH1629LA001043 MLESH1627MA001074
MLESH1627MA001057 MLESH1624LA001015 MLESH1629MA001075 MLESH1628LA001048
MLESH1629MA001058 MLESH1624LA001032 MLESH162XLA001021 MLESH1629MA001061
MLESH1622MA001077 MLESH1625LA001038 MLESH162XLA001035 MLESH162XMA001067