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Yamaha Recalls ATVs Due to Crash Hazard





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Units: About 20,000

Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Hazard: The steering column support assembly can crack and cause the rider to lose steering control, posing a risk of injury or death to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Yamaha has received 19 reports of incidents involving the recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the non-power steering models. Model names can be found on both the right and left hand side of the unit on the side panel.The following model numbers are affected by this recall:

Model Year Model Name Model Number
2009 Grizzly 550 YFM550FGHY
2009 Grizzly 550 YFM550FGY
2010 Grizzly 550 YFM550FGHZ
2010 Grizzly 550 YFM550FGZ

Model Year Model Name Model Number
2008 Grizzly 700 YFM700FGHX
2008 Grizzly 700 YFM700FGX
2009 Grizzly 700 YFM700FGHY
2009 Grizzly 700 YFM700FGY
2010 Grizzly 700 YFM700FGHZ
2010 Grizzly 700 YFM700FGZ

Sold at: Yamaha dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2010 for between $7,000 and $9,500.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of the recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 any time or visit the company's website at www.yamaha-motor.com


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