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ADV NewsYamaha Recalls Certain Tenere 700 Motorcycles For Front Brake Issue

Yamaha Recalls Certain Tenere 700 Motorcycles For Front Brake Issue

Recall underway for potential loss of brake function.

Published on 07.14.2023
Yamaha USA is recalling certain Tenere 700 (XTZ7N) motorcycles due to a problem with the front brake caliper. It is estimated that a total of 211 units from model year 2022 are affected by the recall filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
According to the safety report, the front brake caliper of affected units may have been assembled with one or more bolts that have an incorrect thread length. The use of the wrong bolts can cause damage to the mounting hole threads if repeatedly removed and reinstalled, such as during servicing. In the worst case scenario, the bolts would no longer be able to hold the brake caliper to its mount, causing it to detach. Such an event would result in loss of braking ability, increasing the risk of a serious crash.

Model Affected:

YamahaTenere 7002022

Yamaha states that owners should be wary of warning signs such as a clunking sound or feel coming from the front brake when lightly applied. Another sign that the problem may exist is if difficulty is encountered when attempting to remove or reinstall the caliper bolts after servicing. Due to the potential seriousness of the defect, Yahama advises owners of affected units to not operate their motorcycle, other than to take it to a dealer, until the remedy is performed. 

How To Get It Fixed

To correct this defect, Yamaha is initiating a Factory Modification Campaign. Repairs will be performed free of charge and customers that have already paid for this repair to be performed may be entitled to receive a reimbursement. 


Upon dealer inspection, affected units must have the length of the front brake caliper mounting bolts confirmed (the bolt threads should be 20 mm long on a bolt that is 40 mm long). If found to be incorrect, the bolt(s) must be replaced. If the caliper mounting-hole threads are damaged, the caliper must be replaced as well.

According to the safety report, dealers will be notified between July 20, 2023 and July 24, 2023. Owners will also be notified around those same dates and they may contact Yamaha’s customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha USA’s official recall number for this issue is 990168.

Owners of affected units may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to NHTSA’s recall number is 23V-472 or 23V472000.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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Bob G
Bob G
July 15, 2023 12:20 pm

I would really really like to be informed why the half dozen or so other Tenere 700 models are not shipping to USA shores? Would someone please tell me the truth about the cause(s) of that?


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