If you own a 2009 to 2011 Yamaha V-Max, produced between 09/2008 and 04/2011 listen up. There’s an oil pump recall that sounds very serious, as in, stop pumping and engine seizing serious. You should check this out immediately. If you didn’t get the notice, call your dealer ASAP.
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Model Year: 2009-2011
Models affected: VMX17
NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V483000
Problem: Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 VMX17 (V-Max) motorcycles, including the YB,YCB, ZR, ZCR AG and ACG variants, manufactured from September 2008 through April 2011. On affected motorcycles, high oil pressure can build up inside the oil pump causing it to malfunction. Oil might then stop pumping through the engine resulting in severe engine damage that can cause the engine to stall and not restart again. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash with injury or death.
Corrective Action: Yamaha dealers will replace the oil pump free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2011. Owners may contact Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.