990126 - Shifter Return Spring may Break - 2015-2016 Yamaha YZFR3 Motorcycles

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V860
Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 11,240


Shifter Return Spring may Break

Difficulty shifting gears can cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.



Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles. The shift shaft torsion spring may fracture, giving the shifter a loose feel and affecting the ability to shift gears.



Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will install a new shift shaft torsion spring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990126.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Check for Yamaha Recalls

Initial NHTSA Notification Report - Regarding: Certain 2015 ~ 2016 model YZFR3, Shift Shaft Torsion Spring Replacement, Factory Modification Campaign

December 03, 2018


Download (PDF, 76KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

December 13, 2018


Download (PDF, 273KB)

Recalls Documents



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