Yamaha is set to issue a recall for its YZF R3 sports bike having determined that the R3 has defects that would see it affect motor vehicle safety norms.
According to Asphalt and Rubber, units of the 321cc Yamaha R3 sports bike manufactured in 2015 and 2016 will be recalled in the United States due to issues with the fuel tank and the main power switch.
The first recall is caused by the fuel tank fitting bracket of the R3 which may move about due to engine vibrations. These vibrations, in turn, could cause the fuel tank to crack and start leaking fuel from the sports bike.
The second issue set to force a recall relates to the main power switch which could become corroded due to rain from water and the cold which could potentially cause the motorcycle to stall.
Yamaha dealerships will replace the problematic parts with new ones that have been modified to remedy the issue. Yamaha is set to officially notify R3 owners by mail in the coming days asking them to bring their motorcycles into the nearest dealership.