Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. is recalling about 5,700 of its 2007 Model Year PZ50 snowmobiles, including the PZ50W (Phazer), PZ50FXW (Phazer FX), PZ50GTW (Phazer GT), PZ50MW (Phazer Mountain Lite), and PZ50VTW (Venture Lite) models.
Yamaha says snow and ice stuck around the steering idler arm can cause a loss of steering ability, posing a risk of injury and death to drivers and passengers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Manufactured in Japan, the sleds were sold by Yamaha dealers nationwide from June 2006 through September 2007 for between $7,000 and $8,000.
Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall and asked to immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an authorized Yamaha snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair.