Yamaha has issued a recall notice through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for certain 2015 YZF-R1M motorcycles owing to a potential defect with the Ohlins rear shock absorber. On April 7, 2015 Ohlins issued its own recall for a number of its TTX36 shock absorbers, stating that the “piston-shaft nut which in some cases has not been torqued at full metal to metal contact,” prompted the recall. The defect notice submitted by Yamaha to the NHTSA on April 13, 2015 cites the same issue. Both Ohlins and Yamaha recommend that riders refrain from operating the affected motorcycle until the issue is remedied.Yamaha is initiating a Factory Modification Campaign to have affected units inspected and to replace shock absorbers found to be defective, free of charge. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s recall ID number is 990095.
Owners may also go to www.safercar.gov or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V221000.