One thing’s for sure when you go riding; no matter what the weather is, you and your bike are going to get too much of it. That’s a cause for concern on certain MY15-16 Yamaha YZF-R3s, as it turns out. Two recalls are of major importance so owners have a double-whammy ahead of them in the form of a faulty ignition switch and a fuel leak.

Continue reading for more on the Yamaha recalls.

Ignition Switch

2015 - 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 Exterior
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A total of 14,320 models in the U.S. are being recalled for a faulty ignition switch that could allow water to enter, where it would then corrode the switch contacts. Complete loss of power can occur without warning, and that’s bad, m’kay? Dealers are standing by to replace the switch free of charge, and will launch the campaign on March 9th. Concerned owners can contact Yamaha at 1-800-327-7926 and reference recall number 990112, or contact the NHTSA directly at 1-800-424-9153, recall number 17V112000.

Fuel Leak

Yamaha Issues Recall Of YZF-R3 Because Of Defective Upper Triple Clamp Exterior
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As delightful as an electrical fault is, a fuel leak is worse, and the two together are potentially disastrous. While there is no stated interaction between the bad switch and this next problem, it does raise an uncomfortable specter all the same. The very same bracket of bikes has a problem with the fuel tank mounting bracket that can contact the fuel tank and eventually cause the tank to lose containment. Yamaha’s authorized dealers are standing by to inspect the bracket and replace as necessary, and the campaign will kick off on March 9th alongside the switch campaign. The NHTSA number for this recall is 17V111000.

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