Anyone else get their Front Brake Switch Safety Recall yet???
Got mine in the mail the other day down here in Texas! Called my dealer and they are going to order me one and give it to me and I’ll install it myself.
That's a HUGE no-no unfortunately. The dealer can get fucked for doing things like that. I asked my local dealer's owner about doing the same - I've known him since he and I worked in the parts department together almost 20 years ago) and he straight up said no. I'm surprised they're willing to do that.
On a side note I haven't gotten my recall letter yet. Whenever it comes I'll just make an appointment to stop by the dealer on my way home from work once the weather gets nicer
This is a safety recall, they can't say no. It's fully paid by Yamaha, piece and time.
And ALL the Yamaha dealers (not only the one you bought the bike) have to do it.
I've had my one changed 3 weeks ago, only 30 minutes lost.
They can say no to giving you the part to do yourself. Recall work is supposed to be done by the dealer for liability reasons. If Joe Customer doesn't do it right and crashes because of it the dealer who gave them the part will get sued.
I disagree. Why would a dealer get sued if the owner was responsible for the work he did?
Honestly I do better work than an overworked dealer who slaps shit together to get the next customer out the door.
Trust me I agree. I've worked at dealerships so I know how it works. It's the same thing in the auto industry. Dealership personnel are "trained" to do it properly. The manufacturer has no idea if Joe Customer knows his ass from his elbow about doing anything.
Granted with something as simple as a brake switch it SHOULD be easy. But what if you do it yourself and screw it up and your brake light doesn't work and you get rear ended? They'll find that it doesn't work because the person that hit you will say your brake light never came on and trace it back to the recall and go to the dealer who "did" the recall. The dealer will be screwed either way. Either they did it and fucked it up or they fucked up by giving you the part to do yourself. It's a lose/lose for them.
Recalls are safety related items that must be repaired by "qualified" personnel even if you're more qualified than the person who actually fixed it because that person has a piece of paper from the dealership saying they've been trained by the manufacturer to fix your brand of vehicle.
Post by daveinwoodland on Feb 6, 2021 10:14:11 GMT -7
Had moved to Arizona so my recall letter was a couple of days late, but called our local dealer and he ordered the "kit" and will call me when it arrives, I guess they wait until people call then order. No big deal since I actually had my switch replaced about a year ago when it first failed and even then the dealer said it was a completely different part so they must have known there was an issue with it then. I figured might as well get the newest revision.
Yamaha P/N B67-83980-01-00 (not sure if that's the original or the updated one - I looked up a 2019). PartZilla lists it at $121 retail with their price being $80. They say that P/N fits 2018-2020 MT-10