Yamaha recalls MT-03 over noisy gears

Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque noisy leaks breaking

Yamaha Motor Australia has issued a fourth recall on their learner-approved MT-03, this time for a machining defect that makes the gears noisy.

The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the machining defect in the primary drive and driven meshing gears could make the bike excessively noisy during acceleration and engine revs increase when shifting through gear ratios.

Noisy gears and revving

“This is due to a mismatch of the meshing gear components,” the notice says.

“The noise generated may exceed the regulated Australian Design Rule (ADR) external noise level standards for this model.”

Owners are asked to contact their local Yamaha Dealer to arrange for a free repair.

To see if your bike is one of the noisy ones, check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) list at the end of this article.

More MT-03 recalls

Yamaha MT-03 masters of torque multiple noisy

This is the fourth recall affecting the MT-03 since it was re-introduced in 2016.

The other three were:

  1. Engine vibration transmitted to the fuel tank may cause the spot weld of the bracket to break. If it does, fuel could leak.
  2. Corrosion of the switch electrical terminals may develop due to water contamination, causing a loss of electrical power and engine stalling. 
  3. The clutch pressure plate bearing may fail when operated frequently. The oil pump drive gear may break due to excessive stress causing the clutch to fail. The transmission will not shift properly and the engine may seize due to a lack of engine oil supply.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• UK

• New Zealand

• Canada

Yamaha MT-03 VINs

VIN

MH3RH07L9HB004789

MH3RH07L8HB004783

MH3RH07L8HB004797

MH3RH07L9HB004727

MH3RH07L7HB004774

MH3RH07L7HB004788

MH3RH07L7HB004791

MH3RH07L8HB004721

MH3RH07L8HB004735

MH3RH07L5HB004787

MH3RH07L2HB004777

MH3RH07L4HB004747

MH3RH07L6HB004765

MH3RH07L6HB004779

MH3RH07L6HB004782

MH3RH07L1HB004740

MH3RH07L5HB004756

MH3RH07L7HB004743

MH3RH07L7HB004757

MH3RH07L1HB004768

MH3RH07L1HB004799

MH3RH07L0HB004745

MH3RH07L0HB004759

MH3RH07L0HB004776

MH3RH07L0HB004793

MH3RH07L1HB004723

MH3RH07L2HB004794

MH3RH07L3HB004724

MH3RH07L3HB004755

MH3RH07L3HB004769

MH3RH07L3HB004772

MH3RH07L4HB004764

MH3RH07L4HB004778

MH3RH07L4HB004781

MH3RH07L4HB004795

MH3RH07L4HB004800

MH3RH07LXHB004753

MH3RH07LXHB004767

MH3RH07LXHB004722

MH3RH07L9HB004758

MH3RH07LXHB004798

MH3RH07LXHB004736

MH3RH07LXHB004770

MH3RH07LXHB004784

MH3RH07L5HB004725

MH3RH07L5HB004739

MH3RH07L5HB004742

MH3RH07L3HB004786

MH3RH07L4HB004733

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MH3RH07L3HB004738

MH3RH07L3HB004741

MH3RH07L1HB004737

MH3RH07L0HB004762

MH3RH07L0HB004728

MH3RH07L0HB004731

MH3RH07L2HB004729

MH3RH07L2HB004732

MH3RH07L2HB004746

MH3RH07L2HB004763

MH3RH07L1HB004771

MH3RH07L1HB004785

MH3RH07L7HB004760

MH3RH07L6HB004796

MH3RH07L7HB004726

MH3RH07L4HB004750

MH3RH07L2HB004780

MH3RH07L5HB004790

MH3RH07L6HB004734

MH3RH07L6HB004748

MH3RH07L6HB004751

MH3RH07L8HB004749

MH3RH07L8HB004752

MH3RH07L8HB004766

MH3RH07L9HB004730

MH3RH07L9HB004744

MH3RH07L9HB004792

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