Yamaha Motor Corp. USA of Cypress Calif. has recalled some of its 2008 Rhino side-by-side vehicles due to a problem with a brake caliper.

The recall, which was voluntarily conducted by Yamaha in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, affects about 7,800 Rhino YXR450 and YXR700 UTVs. Owners of these vehicles should stop using them immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The brake caliper on the left front wheel may have been made incorrectly, which could result in brake fluid leaking. This can cause a loss of braking and control of the vehicle, which poses a serious safety risk to the driver and passenger. No injuries have been reported.

These vehicles, which retailed for between $8,300 and $12,000, were sold nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008.

For additional information, vehicle owners can contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 or visit the company’s website at http://www.yamaha-motor.com/

Vehicles Recalled:

Make Model Primary Identification Numbers
2008 Rhino 450 YXR45FXYXR45FHXYXR45FSPX AJ32Y-001001 ~ 001598AJ30Y-000501 ~ 000897 AJ34Y-000201 ~ 000794
2008 Rhino 700FI YXR70FXYXR70FDUXYXR70FHXYXR70FSEPX/FSP2XYXR70FSPX AM16Y–000101 ~ 003000AM20Y-000101 ~ 000700AM18Y-000101 ~ 000800AM23Y-000101 ~ 001000AM21Y-000101 ~ 001200

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