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Yamaha India Recalls its YZF-R3 Bike to Replace Faulty Parts

India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (IYM) on Tuesday announced recall of 1,874 units of its YZF-R3 motorcycle model to rectify defects related to radiator hose and spring torsion.

The affected units, sold in domestic and export market, were manufactured between July 2015 to May 2018, the company said in a statement.

The company said no problems have been reported anywhere in India as yet, but it has initiated a factory modification campaign where the affected motorcycles must get these parts replaced with the modified ones.

"This voluntary recall is being undertaken to address an issue related to the leaking of coolant from the radiator and widening of torsion spring," it said.

Torsion spring is a key part of suspension system of motorcycles that allows smooth rides on uneven surfaces.

"The affected motorcycles will be repaired free of cost at Yamaha authorized dealers and the owners will be contacted individually," IYM said.

The company was embroiled in controversy recently, when around 700 permanent employees of Yamaha India went on strike at the Yamaha plant in Oragadam in September.

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This came after two employees were fired by the company on 20 September, allegedly without providing a reason. This sparked other employees to go on strike inside the premises of the factory, demanding that the management heed to their requests.

The workers who were on strike also alleged that the company was not paying them according to the government norms.

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