Fire Hazard Triggers Yamaha Snowmobiles Recall

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Yamaha and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued the recall campaign number 14-751, targeting around 2,520 snowmobiles which may pose a fire hazard. In these snowmobiles, a fuel hose joint may leak during operation, increasing the risk of setting the vehicle ablaze and causing injuries.
The manufacturer instructs that the operators of the affected snowmobiles stop using them and contact their nearest Yamaha dealer to schedule a repair which is free of charge. The customers are currently being contacted directly and dealers have been instructed how to perform the repair. At the same time, the CPSC remembers both customers and dealers that selling or attempting to resell a recalled product is illegal.

So far, 4 cases of fuel leaking have been filed with Yamaha, but no injuries and property damage was caused. The affected snowmobiles are model years 2014 and 2015 and they belong to the SR10 line-up, as follows: 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and model year 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE), sold in red, black, blue and white color combinations between October 2013 and August 2014.

Customers can easily verify whether their snowmobiles fall under the restrictions of this recall by checking the VIN number stamped on the tunnel near the right foot rest. If the 10th digit of the VIN is an E, the vehicle was manufactured in 2014, while an F in the same position indicates a 2015 model year sled. Owners can reach Yamaha at (800) 962-7926.
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