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Yamaha Recalls 70,000 ATVs for Crash Danger

Do you (or did you) own any of these potential lemon Yamaha ATVs?

2005 Yamaha Bruin 250

2005 Yamaha Bruin 350 4WD

2005 Yamaha Bruin 350 2WD

2005 Yamaha Big Bear 400

2005 Yamaha Kodiak 400

2005 Yamaha Kodiak 450

2006 Yamaha Bruin 250

2006 Yamaha Bruin 350 4WD

2006 Yamaha Bruin 350 2WD

2006 Yamaha Big Bear 400

2006 Yamaha Kodiak 400

2006 Yamaha Kodiak 450

2006 Wolverine 450

Below is a list of make, model and vehicle identification numbers (VIN) involved in the recall.

Make

Model

Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”)

2005 Bruin 250 2WD

YFM250BT

AG01Y-0116001 ~ 0120900

2006 Bruin 250 2WD

YFM250BV

AG01Y-0120901 ~ 0123400

2005 Bruin 350 Auto 2WD

YFM350BAT

AH10Y-0012901 ~ 0016600

2006 Bruin 350 Auto 2WD

YFM350BAV

AH10Y-0016601 ~ 0020100

2005 Bruin 350 Auto 4WD

YFM350FAT

AH09Y-0019301 ~ 0023500

2006 Bruin 350 Auto 4WD

YFM350FAV

AH09Y-0023501 ~ 0029400

2005 Bruin 350 Auto 4WD Hunter

YFM350FAHT

AH13Y-0002601 ~ 0003600

2006 Bruin 350 Auto 4WD Hunter

YFM350FAHV

AH13Y-0003601 ~ 0006100

2005 Big Bear 400 4WD

YFM400FT

AH06Y-0055101 ~ 0057600

2006 Big Bear 400 4WD

YFM400FV

AH06Y-0057601 ~ 0059281

2005 Kodiak 400 4WD

YFM400FAT

AJ15Y-0000101 ~ 0009600

2006 Kodiak 400 4WD

YFM400FAV

AJ15Y-0009601 ~ 0011700

2005 Kodiak 400 4WD/Hunter

YFM400FAHT

AJ17Y-0000101 ~ 0002100

2006 Kodiak 400 4WD/Hunter

YFM400FAHV

AJ17Y-0002101 ~ 0003200

2005 Kodiak 450 4WD

YFM450FAT

AJ14Y-0000101 ~ 0014900

2005 Kodiak 450 4WD

YFM450FAV

AJ14Y-0014901 ~ 0018800

2005 Kodiak 450 4WD/Hunter

YFM450FAHT

AJ16Y-0000101 ~ 0005300

2005 Kodiak 450 4WD/Hunter

YFM450FAHV

AJ16Y-0005301 ~ 0008300

2005 Kodiak 450 4WD SE

YFM450FASET

AJ18Y-0000101 ~ 0002700

2006 Wolverine 450 4WD

YFM450FXV

AJ21Y-0000101 ~ 0001400

You may be entitled to your money back or a new vehicle. Call us at 1-888-331-6422 or email us today for a Free Case Review!

Yamaha has announced it is recalling certain model year 2005 and 2006 ATV models sold in the US because the protective “boots” covering the steering system’s tie-rod ends (universal joints) could be pinched during installation or adjustment, cutting a hole in the rubber. If this occurs, grease could escape, and contaminants such as sand or mud could get into the assembly through the hole, causing accelerated wear. This could result in “abnormal” steering free play. If the ATV continues to be operated without repair, the ball and socket portion of the tie-rod end could wear to the point that they separate, resulting in loss of steering control, which could cause a vehicle crash with injury or death.

About 70,000 potential Yamaha ATV lemon vehicles are involved in the recall.

Calling it a problem with “boots” might be a little misleading, however, since it does not really sound as serious as the problem might be if it happens to you.

If the steering goes out it could easily lead to a serious accident or injury or even death.

Other defects in these ATV vehicles may also exist. To find out about this and other recalls, click here.

If you own a lemon Yamaha Bruin, a lemon Yamaha Big Bear, a lemon Yamaha Kodiak, a lemon Yamaha Wolverine, or any other lemon ATV or lemon motor vehicle, you may be entitled to your money back or a new ATV or new vehicle. Call us at 1-888-331-6422 or email us today for a Free Case Review!

If you’ve got a dangerous Yamaha ATV, don’t go it alone!

Not from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana? To locate a local attorney near you, click here.

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  • 5 months later...

Here is the governments link that is basicly the same but worded a little different. The link posted earlier was a trial lawyers web site looking for anyone that has had a wreck. So far there hasn't been any accidents much less a death.

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. Recall of ATVs

Now here is a government link to all of the atv recalls......Yamaha has only had 4 total....thats a lot better than Honda, Kawasaki, Suziki, Polaris etc. No wonder I have three Yamaha's :wink:

ATVSafety.gov Recalls

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