Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Yamaha snowmobiles

Hazard: Fuel hose joint can leak during operation, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sports tab, subcategory Snowmobile, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns for more information.

Units: About 2,520

Description: This recall involves model year 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and model year 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) snowmobiles. They were sold in a variety of red, black, blue and white color combinations. The VIN number is stamped on the tunnel near the right side footrest. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2014 model year, and a letter F in the 10th position indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year. The model number can be found on the lower left and right cowling just below the word "YAMAHA."

Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at: Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from October 2013 through August 2014 for about $12,000 to $14,000.

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

Manufactured in: United States