|October 16, 2007
Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Risk of Injury and Death from Steering Problem
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: 2007 Model Year PZ50 Snowmobiles
Units: About 5,700
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.
Hazard: Snow and ice stuck around the steering idler arm can cause a loss of steering ability, posing a risk of injury and death to drivers and passengers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all model year 2007 PZ50 snowmobiles, including PZ50W (Phazer), PZ50FXW (Phazer FX), PZ50GTW (Phazer GT), PZ50MW (Phazer Mountain Lite), and PZ50VTW (Venture Lite) model snowmobiles.
Sold by: Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2006 through September 2007 for between $7,000 and $8,000.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an authorized Yamaha snowmobile dealer in their area 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, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com
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