Yamaha Recall of Certain Model Year 2009 – 2011 VMX17 Motorcycles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 1, 2011.

Summary:  Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 VMX17 (V-Max) motorcycles, including the YB, YCB, ZR, ZCR AG and ACG variants, manufactured from September 2008 through April 2011.  On affected motorcycles, high oil pressure can build up inside the oil pump causing it to malfunction.  Oil might then stop pumping through the engine resulting in severe engine damage that can cause the engine to stall and not restart again.

Consequence:  An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash with injury or death.

Remedy:  Yamaha dealers will replace the oil pump free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin during October 2011.  Owners may contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926.

Notes:  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to