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Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Steering Control

January 27, 2010
Alert #10-719

Name of Product: 2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles

Units: About 2,500

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

Hazard: A bolt in the right front A arm can loosen in the suspension/steering system, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the 2009 FX10 snowmobiles. The following models are affected by this recall:

Model NameModel Number
FX Nytro FX10Y
FX Nytro XTX FX10XTY
FX Nytro RTX FX10RTRY
FX Nytro MTX FX10MTRY
FX Nytro RTX SE FX10RTRSY

Sold by: Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2008 through January 2010 for between $10,000 and $11,000.

Manufactured in: Japan

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information and to locate a Yamaha snowmobile dealer, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 any time or visit the firm’s Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com

Picture of Recalled FX Nytro XTX snowmobile
FX Nytro XTX

Picture of Recalled FX Nytro snowmobile
FX Nytro

 

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