Yamaha R3 recalled in India over issues related to radiator hose

This is a voluntary recall announced by Yamaha India.

India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (IYM) has announced a recall of 1,874 units of its R3 entry level sportsbike. The recall entails rectifying radiator hose and spring torsion issues.

The Yamaha R3 (321cc twin-cylinder) units affected in this latest recall, are from batches manufactured between July 2015 – May 2018. The bike is sold in India, and other markets. The company has said no problems have been reported in India until now. The recall initiative will see affected motorcycle parts replaced with new / modified parts free of cost.

“This voluntary recall is being undertaken to address an issue related to the leaking of coolant from the radiator and widening of torsion spring. The affected motorcycles will be repaired free of cost at Yamaha authorised dealers and the owners will be contacted individually”, said Yamaha India.

At Auto Expo, the 2018 Yamaha R3 with a BSIV compliant engine and dual-channel ABS was launched. This is the first recall for the bike, since being updated. Yamaha dealers will contact owners of affected motorcycles to rectify any potential radiator coolant leak or widening of torsion spring.

Prior to the current recall, Yamaha YZF-R3 had issued two recalls. One was to fix clutch and oil pump issues, the other to amend the fuel tank bracket and main switch sub-assembly.

India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd. (IYM) is issuing the recall as per requirements of Yamaha Motor Co. (YMC), which has identified a ‘Radiator hose’ and ‘Spring Torsion’ defect may exist in few Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles manufactured within above mentioned period. Total bikes recalled are 1,874 units.