A problem with the fuel system of Zuma 125 scooters has led Yamaha Motor Corp. to recall approximately 8,700 vehicles. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the defect could potentially cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly while in use, endangering riders.
The scooters being recalled are from the 2009 model year. The bikes were built from July 2008 through April 2009. Recall documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal there may be improper clearances of parts within the fuel pump of the scooters. This could restrict the fuel supply and prevent enough gas from reaching the engine and causing a stall.
The Investigation began in November of 2012. The recall is expected to begin sometime during February 2013. Yamaha will be contacting affected owners and replacing the fuel pump with a newly-designed model. The company can be contacted at (800) 962-7962 for more information regarding the recall.
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