News Yamaha Recalls V Star, Super Tenere

Yamaha Recalls V Star, Super Tenere

Yamaha Motorcycle Recall

Yamaha has recalled the following motorcycles due to fuel issues: V Star 950, V Star 950 Touerer, V Star 1300, V Star 1300 Tourer and Super Tenere.

Yamaha says 2,800 V Stars are affected – model-year 2009-2012 XVS95/CT (V Star 950/V Star 950 Tourer) motorcycles manufactured from October 2008 through August 2011, and model-year 2007 XVS1300/CT (V Star 1300, V Star Tourer) motorcycles manufactured from August 2006 through March 2007.

There may not be a proper seal between the fuel pipes for the fuel injectors and the fuel hose that connects them due to an improperly molded fuel hose. Over time, pressurized fuel may began leaking, causing a fire hazard, yamaha says.

Yamaha says 1,069 Super Tenere motorcycles are affected – 2012 XTZ12B/BC manufactured from June 1, 2011, through Aug. 31, 2011. During the assembly process, the fuel-pump o-ring may have been installed incorrectly in its grove. If the tabs located around the inner circumference of the o-ring were not seated into the groove properly, things could be damaged. This may cause a fuel leak, causing a fire hazard.

Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective parts free of charge. The safety recalls are expected to began Nov. 11. Owners 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 visit

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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