Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Loss of Steering Control

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 27, 2010.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles

Units: About 2,500

Distributor: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.

Hazard: A bolt in the right front A arm can loosen in the suspension/steering system, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the 2009 FX10 snowmobiles. The following models are affected by this recall:

Model Name Model Number
FX Nytro FX10Y
FX Nytro XTX FX10XTY
FX Nytro RTX FX10RTRY
FX Nytro MTX FX10MTRY
FX Nytro RTX SE FX10RTRSY

Sold by: Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2008 through January 2010 for between $10,000 and $11,000.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an authorized Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information and to locate a Yamaha snowmobile dealer, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 any time or visit the firm’s Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com


Source: cpsc.gov