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|Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:32 pm Post subject: Yamaha Rhino Repair Campaign Announcement
Repair Campaign Announcement
In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. will be offering certain free repairs for all Rhino 660 and Rhino 450 Side x Side (SxS) models.
This is not a recall. This is a voluntary repair program.
The CPSC says the following two repairs are needed “to help reduce the chance of rollover and improve vehicle handling”:
Installation of a spacer on each of the rear wheels.
Removal of the rear anti-sway bar.
Repair parts meeting CPSC requirements will be available to be installed by your Yamaha dealer as quickly as possible. We will send dealers full repair instructions and will send a follow-up letter to all registered owners as soon as these parts are available.
You should not operate your Rhino 660 or 450 vehicle until it is modified with these repair parts. If you have not already done so, you should also have the free doors and additional passenger handhold installed on your Rhino.
Even though the CPSC did not include the Rhino 700 in its announcement, Yamaha is also voluntarily implementing the same free repairs. Please suspend use of the Rhino 700 until repairs are completed.
Yamaha stands firmly behind the Rhino SxS as a safe, reliable off-road vehicle. The Rhino is the best-selling SxS vehicle in the market and has been shown to be the best in its class, with many industry and press awards to its credit. Indeed, more than 99% of Rhinos sold to date are being enjoyed by enthusiastic owners without reported incidents.
Yamaha always advises the safe, responsible use of our products. As a reminder, Rhino users should always wear helmets and seatbelts, as well as follow all instructions and warnings in the on-product labels, owner’s manual, and other safety materials. The Rhino is only recommended for operators 16 and older with a valid driver’s license. Every passenger must be tall enough to place both feet on the floorboard with his or her back against the seat back.
If you need additional information about this repair campaign, please contact your Yamaha dealer. If you still have unanswered questions, please call Yamaha at 800-962-7926. You may also wish to go to the CPSC’s website at cpsc.gov or call their hotline at 800-638-2772.