Yamaha Snowmobiles Recalled

Yamaha Motor Corp. has announced the recall of about 2,500 snowmobiles because a bolt in the steering and suspension system may come loose and cause a sudden loss of steering control, posing a risk of injuries to riders.

There have been no reports of injuries or incidents caused by the potentially defective condition, but the recall was announced because of the risks of rider injury and death. Six model year 2009 FX10 snowmobiles are included in the recall notice.

Model Name                   Model Number

• FX Nytro                           FX10Y

• FX Nytro XTX                  FX10XTY

• FX Nytro RTX                  FX10RTRY

• FX Nytro MTX                 FX10MTRY

• FX Nytro RTX SE            FX10RTRSY

Snowmobiles Injure and Kill Thousands Each Year

Each year in the United States, more than 100 people are killed and another 13,000 are injured in accidents involving snowmobiles. Engines that burst into flames, faulty brakes and throttles that fail to control the vehicles are among the leading causes of snowmobiling accidents.

The recalled snowmobiles were sold at Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2008 through January 2010 for between $10,000 and $11,000. They were built in Japan.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled Yamaha snowmobiles and contact an authorized Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of recalled vehicles have been sent direct mail notification of this recall.

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