Yamaha Rhino Side-by-Side Recall

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted March 25, 2008


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) announced a Yamaha Rhino recall due to a risk of brake failure. The side-by-side four wheel ATV has been the subject of nationwide lawsuits as a result of inherent design defects which make the Rhino an unsafe vehicle, with a propensity to roll over. Despite thousands of injuries which have been caused by the Yamaha Rhino, this recall still does not address the instability problems.

>>PRIOR POST (3/6/2008): Yamaha Rhino Side-by-Side recall should be issued

Yamaha Rhino Side-by-Side

Yamaha Rhino Side-by-Side

Today’s Yamaha Rhino side-by-side recall was issued because the brake caliper on the left front wheel could have been manufactured incorrectly, resulting in brake fluid leeking. This could cause loss of braking and control over the ATV.

Given the propensity of the Yamaha Rhino to rollover, even when it is operated at slow speeds, this brake problem could pose a serious safety risk to the driver and passenger. Although Yamaha claims that they are unaware of any injuries specifically attributed to the brake problems, many riders have suffered permanently disabling or fatal injuries when their arms or legs were crushed under the weight of the Yamaha Rhino in a crash.

The recall applies to model year 2008 Rhino YXR 4500 and YXR700 side-by-side vehicles manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. of Cypress, California. Approximately 7,800 of the Yamaha Rhino ATV have been sold at dealers nationwide between October 2007 and March 2008 for between $8,300 and $12,000. Owners have been advised to stop using their Rhino and to contact an authorized dealer to schedule a free repair.


The accident lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Yamaha Rhino side-by-side lawsuits for individuals who have suffered a fracture or other serious injury as a result of a crash where their ATV rolled over. Despite knowledge about inherent design defects which cause the Yamaha Rhino rollover problems, the manufacturer still has not taken adequate steps to reduce the risk of injury to drivers and passengers.

If you, a friend or family member suffered an injury in a Yamaha Rhino accident, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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