Yamaha is recalling approximately 200 2019 YZF R3 motorcycles due to a faulty front brake lever.  Yamaha says porosities in the front brake lever may cause it to break if it is gripped with a strong force.  Clearly, this is a recall that is of high importance if you are an owner of one of these machines.

Specifics of the recall:

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V341000

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA


Potential Number of Units Affected: 198


Yamaha will notify owners of affected motorcycles.  Dealers will inspect and replace the front brake lever as necessary.  Repairs, if any will be provided free of charge.  This recall is expected to begin on May 16, 2019.

For more information, owners of affected bikes may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926 and reference recall 990128.  They may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and reference NHTSA Campaign Number 19V341000.

For direct information, owners may go to www.safercar.gov.


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