Yamaha recalls 2015 YZF – R1M for defect in Ohlins shock absorber

May 8, 2015
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A recall notice has been submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  by Yamaha for some of the 2015 YZF-R1M motorcycles. The recall has been initiated for a potential  defect in the ohlins  rear shock absorber.

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A While back Ohlins had issued its own recall  for some of the  TTX 36 shock absorbers  stating that the piston shaft nut in some of the cases  has not been torqued at its full metal to metal contact.  The defect notice was submitted by Yamaha  to the NHTSA  on April 13, 2015 has also cited the same issue.

Ohlins and Yamaha have advised that the riders  must refrain  from operating the  affected  motorcycle  till the issue is resolved. Motor giant Yamaha is planning to begin the Factory Modification Campaign  where the affected units will be inspected  and will replace the defective  shock absorbers  that are found defective. The replacement will be done free of charge. The motorcycle owners can contact  customer service at 1800 962 7926 and the recall ID number  is 990095.

The bike owners can also log on to www.safercar.gov or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline  at 1888 327 4236 for mroe information on the recall. The campaign ID number for NHTSA is 15V221000.  The company will soon begin notifying the vehicle owners after which the motorcycles will be inspected.

Photo Credits: motorcyclefeed


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