If you read the instructions for the headlight recall it instructs the dealer to make a mark on the Serial number sticker on the bike to indicate the recall was made. My experience says most dealers do not do this step, but it is worth a look. Recall instructions are online if you do a search.I received the recall letter for this from Yamaha so I know my 2013 bike needs it, but I also entered my VIN here:
It lists the new wire harness recall, but it also lists the old headlight harness recall that I supposedly had taken care of years ago at the dealer where I originally bought the bike. I would expect that an authorized Yam dealer would know how to log that recall work had been completed. I never checked their work because I never had a headlight problem. How can I verify that the headlight harness work was completed?
By the way, when I enter my VIN on the NTSHA site it only lists the old headlight harness recall (status: incomplete). It does not list the new one. Government being government I guess.
The few dealers I've been to won't even let you in the shop. Got signs up sayin employees only.ballisticexchris, it sounds like you're lucky and you have a good dealer with good techs that you trust and that is great. Your profile says you're in Fullerton CA. and that tells me you probably have 50 or more shops close by to pick from.
Out here in the burgs and villes we aren't that lucky. Most shops do good to have one certified tech that knows his ass from a hole in the ground. It's a roll of the dice whether you get a good tech to do the recall or they pull the part time kid away from an oil change and let him do the job.
Don't even think about telling them what to do and how you want the job done or else they will tell you to load it up and hit the road. Out here away from Southern CA that can mean a 100-200 mile drive to another dealer that may be worse than the one you just left.
You can check the Yamaha USA site yourself to see if they have it on record that the recall for the headlight socket was completed.Called the dealer on 11/6/2018 that I bought the bike from. Gentlemen took my name and number and informed me they would call me when the parts came in. Never got a call back. Called the dealer again on 12/9/2018. This time the call verified my information and informed me that there were 2 recalls on my bike. One for the wire harness and the other for the headlight, that I was told was addressed before I bought the bike. Still haven't heard back from them since. Yamaha has a problem on their hands with these dealerships that don't give a damn about the people that buy motorcycles from them. Now I have to trust that they actually do the work and do a quality job. Good thing I have other options to ride.
When I inquired about the recall back in late November the two big Yammy dealers in my area that I called had not performed any of the actual recalls yet so I figured I will wait for at least a few of the recalls to be done so I am not the first one.My dealer won't even order the harness until I bring it in. No problems with my bike. I'll worry about it when the time comes and they can kiss my ass.
Sad. The dealer I had mine done at, just needed the VIN#, which I gave over the phone. They need it to order the kit. When it came in, they called me, and I took it in.My dealer won't even order the harness until I bring it in. No problems with my bike. I'll worry about it when the time comes and they can kiss my ass.
Alright, a fellow New Yorker. How YOU doin' ?When I inquired about the recall back in late November the two big Yammy dealers in my area that I called had not performed any of the actual recalls yet so I figured I will wait for at least a few of the recalls to be done so I am not the first one.
Also I might add that since I picked up my new to me '13 S10 late last June and put almost 1500 miles on the clock by mid October
the bike never had any of the symptoms mentioned in the recall letter.