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Yamaha Recalls 54000 YZF-R6 Motorcycles

Monday, August 9, 2010
2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Stage 1 form  modded and ready of battle.
Yamaha is recalling 54,000 R6s due to the position of the front reflector on the base of each fork leg being in the wrong position.
The NHTSA announced today that Yamaha would be recalling 54,000 YZF-R6s due to the front reflector being in the wrong position.

The reports states that the “motorcycle’s front side reflector was not placed at the proper height which fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard No. 108: Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.”

The NHTSA says that the visibility of the motorcycle is decreased, “possibly increasing the risk of a crash,” and as a result Yamaha is now fixing all 54,000 machines at no cost to the owner.

Yamaha has released recall information to its dealers and owners of the affected motorcycles, which were produced from August 2005 to March 2010. The recall is expected to begin August 11th.

More information can be obtained by calling Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926 or the NHTSA’s safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236. The NHTSA is also accessible online: www.safercar.gov
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TheRooster8u -Reflectors  August 11, 2010 04:58 PM
Mine is positioned correctly it is in my spare parts box right next to the turn signals and those ugly stock mirrors.
me -yep  August 10, 2010 02:31 PM
just take them off and ride faster
steve -out of position?!  August 10, 2010 12:43 PM
i can see the reflector just fine!
Brian -Hmmmm  August 10, 2010 10:54 AM
Can't see why you guys would blame the government for this. There are standards for these types of things, and being the large company it is, Yamaha should know these things. Besides, how often are their recalls for safety defects? Daily? How often have you seen Yamaha or any of the other big 4 have a recall? Very rarely...
Nick -Coulnd't they just mail reflectors to owners?  August 10, 2010 10:31 AM
Send the owners a little stick-on reflector in the mail and an illustration showing where it should go.

zappy -Should have done it right the first time.  August 10, 2010 09:59 AM
Corporate America is out of control. Stupid Yamaha couldn't even measure a reflector? Imagine how screwed up the engine is. Vote Monster Raving Looney Party this fall
Zippy -out of control  August 9, 2010 07:27 PM
Of government is completely out of control and $14,000,000,000,000 in debt. Please please please vote conservative this fall!
Zippy -nothing else to worry about.  August 9, 2010 04:10 PM
Of course or wonderful government has no other worries right now.
alan -omg  August 9, 2010 03:43 PM
That sounds deadly! Hopefully, this won't take the dealer more than 3 hours to relocate the reflector. The NHSTA needs to get a clue on this one.