Yamaha is recall certain 2018 MT-07 and XSR700 models because the change guards attached to the swingarms may come loose. The recall affects 3,493 units in the U.S. As of this writing, the MT-07’s predecessor, the FZ-07, is not included in the recall, despite sharing a similar swingarm design.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the bolt fixing the chain guard to the swingarm make shake loose from vibrations while riding on rough roads. The bolt may completely come off, allowing the chain guard to detach and potentially contact the drive chain and break.
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA was first alerted to the problem by its parent company in Japan on July 9. The issue was first identified after a quality control review and testing of models to be exported from Japan.
Dealers will replace the chain guards retaining collars and the fastening bolts on recalled models.