In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. will be offering certain free repairs for all 2004-2007 Rhino Side x Side (SxS) vehicles.
This is not a recall. This is a voluntary repair program.
The CPSC announced this repair program for Rhino 660 and 450 models. Yamaha is also voluntarily implementing the same free repairs for Rhino 700 models.
According to the CPSC, the following two repairs are needed “to help reduce the chance of rollover and improve vehicle handling”:
- Installation of a spacer on each of the rear wheels.
- Removal of the rear anti-sway bar.
Repair parts meeting CPSC requirements will be available to be installed by your Yamaha dealer as quickly as possible. We will send dealers full repair instructions and will send a follow-up letter to all registered owners as soon as these parts are available.
You should not operate your Rhino until it is modified with these repair parts. If you own a Rhino 660 or 450 that does not have the free doors and additional passenger handhold offered by Yamaha, you should also have these parts installed on your vehicle.
Yamaha stands firmly behind the Rhino SxS as a safe, reliable off-road vehicle. The Rhino is the best-selling SxS vehicle in the market and has been shown to be the best in its class, with many industry and press awards to its credit. Indeed, more than 99% of Rhinos sold to date are being enjoyed by enthusiastic owners without reported incidents.
Yamaha always advises the safe, responsible use of our products. As a reminder, Rhino users should always wear helmets and seatbelts, as well as follow all instructions and warnings in the on-product labels, owner’s manual, and other safety materials. The Rhino is only recommended for operators 16 and older with a valid driver’s license. Every passenger must be tall enough to place both feet on the floorboard with his or her back against the seat back.
If you need additional information about this repair campaign, please contact your Yamaha dealer. If you still have unanswered questions, please call Yamaha at 800-962-7926. You may also wish to go to the CPSC’s website at cpsc.gov or call their hotline at 800-638-2772.
If you would like more information about the safety and history of Rhino SxS vehicles, go to www.truthaboutrhino.com.