Yamaha Xtz12b/bc



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Yamaha Xtz12b/bc 2012 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
11V532000YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USAfrom 06/01/2011 to 08/31/2011V (Vehicle)1069MFRYAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA11/01/201111/03/2011
Defect SummaryYamaha 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
Consequence SummaryThis could allow fuel to leak from around the fuel pump mounted under the fuel tank. leaking fuel could result in a fire hazard.
Corrective SummaryYamaha 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 1-800-962-7926.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
Yamaha Xtz12b/bc 2012 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
WHEELS
10/28/2012147471
 Spokes in the rear wheel continuously getting loose to the point the spoke nipple falls out and the spoke is sent flapping against the swingarm or completely out of the wheel. i had this issue for the entire first 14 months of ownership. many times a spoke was loose after a short period. the most recent check revealed 10 spokes loose at one time rendering the wheel un-true. i had to remove the wheel and carry to a wheel specialist to get the wheel back true. yamaha was no help what so ever. the motorcycle is out of the 12 month warranty. i know of at least 10 other cases on a internet forum(www.yamahasupertenere.com) where these spokes wheels are giving problems. of course yamaha says there is not a problem. there is a brief mention in the owners manual about spoke maintenance. yes i am aware of that since i have owned off road motorcycles for many years which have spoke type wheels. those off road motorcycles rarely ever needed a spoke tightened. this yamaha xt12 seems to have it's rear wheel spokes looked at before and after every street ride. totally unacceptable and potentially dangerous. yamaha needs to address this rear wheel spoke issue on this model. imo the wheel is under designed for the weight of the motorcycle it's designed to tote. *tr
10/28/201214747
 Spokes in the rear wheel continuously getting loose to the point the spoke nipple falls out and the spoke is sent flapping against the swingarm or completely out of the wheel. i had this issue for the entire first 14 months of ownership. many times a spoke was loose after a short period. the most recent check revealed 10 spokes loose at one time rendering the wheel un-true. i had to remove the wheel and carry to a wheel specialist to get the wheel back true. yamaha was no help what so ever. the motorcycle is out of the 12 month warranty. i know of at least 10 other cases on a internet forum(www.yamahasupertenere.com) where these spoked wheels are giving problems. of course yamaha says there is not a problem. there is a brief mention in the owners manual about spoke maintenance. yes i am aware of that since i have owned off road motorcycles for many years which have spoke type wheels. those off road motorcycles rarely ever needed a spoke tightened. this yamaha xt12 seems to have it's rear wheel spokes looked at before and after every street ride. totally unacceptable and potentially dangerous. yamaha needs to address this rear wheel spoke issue on this model. imo the wheel is under designed for the weight of the motorcycle it's designed to tote.
11/10/20117500
 Two rear wheel spoke nipples found totally loose and about to fall off. one spoke nipple was slightly loose on the front wheel. this motorcycle has mostly street use.