NHTSA Recall: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09

Certain FZ-09s are being recalled by Yamaha for a possible wiring/headlight problem.

Yamaha FZ-09 static shot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on September 10 that Yamaha is recalling 5,300 FZ-09 models (those built between August 1, 2013, and August 29, 2014) for a headlight harness that apparently is too short. When the handlebar of the FZ-09 (the Cycle World Best Middleweight Streetbike of 2014) is turned fully left or right, the harness may break, or the coupler may disconnect from the headlight bulb. Because the headlight will stop functioning, the NHTSA says rider visibility is decreased and the risk of a crash is increased.

Yamaha will notify owners of the recall, and dealers will install a sub-harness to lengthen the headlight harness, free of charge. The recall was scheduled to begin September 18, 2014. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at (800) 962-7926. Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov. NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V550000.

Yamaha FZ-09 action shot