Yamaha Motorcycle Recall
Yamaha has recalled FJR 1300 motorcycles manufactured from February 2006 through March 2009 due to electrical system defects. Yamaha says 9,850 motorcycles are affected.
Yamaha says the ground joint connector of the wire harness could overheat and become deformed, possibly causing an intermittent ground wire connection. If the electrical system is not properly grounded, the ignition system and/or other electrical components could malfunction, which could cause the FJR’s to stall.
If the motorcycle stalls while being ridden, this could increase the risk of a crash.
Yamaha dealer will install an additional wire sub-lead or, if the ground joint connector has already been damaged from overheating, dealers will install a new main wire harness. This will be performed free of charge.
The safety recall is expected to begin during July 2011. Owner may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.