India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd. (IYM), in accordance to the requirements of its parent company Yamaha Motor Co. (YMC) Ltd., Japan has issued information on behalf of the latter which has determined that a defect related to “Radiator hose” & “Spring Torsion” may exist in few Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles within certain production numbers range. Although no such problems have been reported anywhere in India, however, Yamaha has initiated a factory modification campaign where the affected motorcycles must get these parts replaced with the modified ones.
This voluntary recall is being undertaken to address an issue related to the leaking of coolant from the radiator and widening of torsion spring. The total vehicles recalled are 1874 units sold in the domestic and export market, manufactured between July 2015 to May 2018.
The affected motorcycles will be repaired free of cost at Yamaha authorized dealers and the owners will be contacted individually. Yamaha says they are working closely with the dealer partners to ensure the repair experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.