The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Model Year 2008 Rhino YXR450 and YXR700 Side-by-Side Vehicles
Units: About 7,800
Distributor: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif.
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America, of Newnan, Ga.
Hazard: The brake caliper on the left front wheel could have been made incorrectly, resulting in brake fluid leaking. This can cause a loss of braking and control of the vehicle, posing a serious safety risk to the driver and passenger.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves model year 2008 Rhino YXR450 and YXR700 Side-by-Side Vehicles as listed below:
Primary Identification Numbers
2008 Rhino 450
AJ32Y-001001 ~ 001598
2008 Rhino 700FI
AM16Y-000101 ~ 003000
The Primary Identification Number is stamped on the driver's side rear tire frame rail.
Sold by: Yamaha dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 for between $8,300 and $12,000.
Assembled in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Rhinos and contact any authorized Yamaha Rhino dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com