Yamaha Motor India has recalled 1,155 unit of YZF-R3, due to a defect in fuel tank bracket and main switch assembly. This recall exercise from the company will affect the motorcycles manufactured from 2015. The recall is effective immediately and customers are being notified by dealers.
In a statement issued by Yamaha Motor India said: “The YZF-R3 is an exceptional performer and has been very successful on Indian roads. As a responsible manufacturer, Yamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign under which the defective parts will be replaced with a modified one on ‘free of cost’ basis at Yamaha dealerships."
The manufacturer has also said : "The replacement activity would begin immediately as the company would communicate with customers directly. This recall is a reiteration of Yamaha’s commitment to the safety of its customers by offering safe and satisfactory products.”
The actual defect lies in a fuel tank bracket, which may cause the fuel tank to crack and leak fuel due to the engine vibrations. In another issue, the motorcycle is facing problems with the power switch, which may get damaged by water or cold, leading to stalling of the motorcycle, when it is in motion. This could be a potential safety hazard too under some circumstances.
Last year, Yamaha Motor India recalled YZF-R3 over the defective clutch pressure plate failure, this causes the clutch not to disengage properly.
Yamaha YZF-R3 is powered by 321cc, twin cylinder engine that produces 41hp of power and 29.6 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed transmission. The motorcycle sells at a price of Rs 3.26 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi