Yamaha is recalling its Big Bear ATVs due to a crash hazard involving the front shock absorber.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the four-wheeled 2012 Big Bear 400 ATVs front shock absorber can break apart and cause the driver to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
Model numbers include YFM40FBBGR, YFM40FBBL and YFM40FGBGR and can be found on the left and right side panels of the ATV.
The ATVs are blue, green or camouflage and have black gear racks on the front and back. The words Yamaha Big Bear can be found on both sides of the ATV and the fuel tank.
The VIN number is stamped on the frame just behind the front left wheel. The letter “C” in the 10th position of the VIN indicates the ATV was made in 2012.
So far, 14 incidents have been reported to Yamaha of the front shocks braking apart. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the ATV and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a fee repair. Registered owners are being contacted directly by the company.
Contact Yamaha by phone at (800) 962-7926 or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com. Under the Outdoors tab click Parts and Service, then click Factory Modification Campaigns and select the Big Bear 400.
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