Yamaha Recall of Certain Model Year 2012 XTZ12B/BC (Super Tenere) Motorcycles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—November 5, 2011.

Summary:  Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2012 XTZ12B/BC (Super Tenere) motorcycles, manufactured from June 01, 2011, through August 31, 2011.  During the assembly process, the fuel pump O-ring may have been installed incorrectly in its groove.  If the tabs located around the inner circumference of the O-ring were not seated into the groove properly during pump installation, the O-ring sealing lip could be pinched and damaged, preventing proper sealing.

Consequence:   This could allow fuel to leak from around the fuel pump mounted under the fuel tank.  Leaking fuel could result in a fire hazard.

Remedy:  Yamaha dealers will replace the fuel pump O-ring free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin during November 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