Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid Safety Recall
On August 10, 2023, the European Commission's Safety Gate issued a safety recall for certain Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raids. The recall was prompted by an improper fitment of a cable binder on the wiring harness of the indicator grip switch. As a result, the turn indicators may not blink correctly when the switch is activated, potentially causing confusion for other road users and increasing the risk of a crash.
The European Commission's Safety Gate is responsible for notifying European Union members of recalls related to non-food items. In this case, Germany reported the issue to the EC, but additional affected products have been discovered in Croatia, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, and Sweden, leading to similar measures being taken in those countries.
It's important to note that this recall only applies to Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raids manufactured between April 1, 2022, and July 31, 2022. It does not apply to other Ténéré 700 models or World Raids produced outside of this date range. Additionally, the World Raid variant was only sold in specific countries.
The official recall filing on Safety Gate includes a detailed close-up photograph of the cable binder in question, which resembles a cable tie commonly used on motorcycles. It is located on the handlebar, near the left-hand switchgear. While the filing acknowledges that the fitment is improper, it does not provide further details about the specific nature of the issue.
As a result of this alert, affected bikes have been recalled from end users for repair. Owners of affected bikes should contact their local Yamaha dealer for more information about the recall service for this issue.
The European Commission Safety Gate alert number for this recall is A12/01782/23. According to the EC, this product does not comply with the regulation on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles.