Yamaha Fjr1300 2007

Model Fjr1300 made in 2007 by Yamaha got 44 consumer complains as well as 2 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to electrical system and exterior lighting. There was one recall concerning electrical system .

Model 2007


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
09V002000YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USAfrom 02/01/2006 to 12/31/2008V (Vehicle)932501/29/2009ODIYAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA01/08/200901/08/2009
Defect SummaryYamaha is recalling 9,300 my 2006-2009 fjr1300 motorcycles. the internal switch wiring could become disconnected. if this occurs electrical current flow will be stopped and the engine could stall.
Consequence SummaryIf the engine stalls, the operator may be unable to start or restart the engine increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on or before january 16, 2009. owners may contact yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11V338000YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USAfrom 02/01/2006 to 03/31/2009V (Vehicle)9850MFRYAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA06/27/201106/28/2011
Defect SummaryYamaha is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 fjr1300 motorcycles manufactured from february 2006, through march 2009. the ground joint connector of the wire harness could overheat and become deformed, possibly causing an intermittent ground wire connection. if the electrical system is not properly grounded, the ignition system and/or other electrical components could malfunction, which could cause the engine to stall.
Consequence SummaryIf the motorcycle stalls while being ridden, there could be a crash resulting in injury or death.
Corrective SummaryYamaha dealers will install an additional wire sub-lead or, if the ground joint connector has already been damaged from overheating, dealers will install a new main wire harness. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during july 2011. owners may contact yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Electrical failure due to an inadequate ground wire system.
 2007 fjr1300ae grounding harness fired at connector s4. a common occurrence on these motorcycles. once this happens the bike goes dead and is unrideable as the entire grounding system is shot. very dangerous to have happen at speed. i had to install an aftermarket grounding harness to alleviate the amount of voltage running through the original system. i also needed to clean up the existing ground spiders and rewire a few connections.
 The engine quit, and everything went dead except for the instrument panel, where every light came on, and the fuel level lcd started flashing. turning the ignition off and taking the key out did nothing. everything stayed lit up. then a few minutes later, everything turned off, and i was able to re-insert the key, and start her right up. this happened in traffic during a normal commute, on two occasions within 24 hours. it was easily reproducible by inserting the key turning the bike on, and repeating a few times until it re-occured. at the shop, they discovered the main wiring harness had been improperly grounded, causing a short that resulted in system-wide disabling of the electrical system.
 2007 yamaha fjr-1300. engine would intermittiently die and would not re-start. along with this, all lighting i.e. headlights and taillights would go out. upon investigating the issue, i foulnd faulty electrical grounding spiders. i am in the process of intalling an aftermarket grounding loom as a fix to this problem this is a potentially deadly issue as the bike dies and all the lights are out.
 I have a 2007 yamaha fjr 1300 motorcycle that has ground spider failure. i first experinced a problem in june while on a ride from san diego to oregon. the circuit with my running lights and turn signals went out. the fuse burned and it would not accept a new fuse without burning it out. it started working correctly again on its own and we finished our trip. i rode a few times after that then parked it during the summer heat to do maintenance. the bike was down for a few months while i was busy at work and i just finished maintenance this week after two months. on my test ride i noticed the running lights and turn signals were off. i checked the fuse for that circuit and it was blown. i then decided to check the ground spiders since there have been many reported failures on the fjrforum.com discussion board. i found a burned ground spider and wires.
 2007 yamaha motor cycle model # fjr1300a. engine cut off while driving and will not restart. faulty ground wiring harness spyder connections.
 The vehicle, a 2007 yamaha fjr1300 motorcycle, instantly lost all power, the engine quit and electrical systems went dead, leaving me with no way to signal my need to move off of the roadway immediately. within the five minutes prior to this, the engine sputtered twice, momentarily. the problem was diagnosed as a corroded electrical connection under the front left of the fuel tank and was replaced. the problem was diagnosed with help from posts on fjrforum.com containing numerous reports of similar occurrences.
 Intermittant stalling and erratic,random electrical problems leading up to a no run condition. with information learned from other motorcycle owners of this same make and model motorcycle who had experianced the same problem,diagnosed and repaired burned wiring harness ground spider connection. brurned section cut off and discarded.
 Starting in mid 2009, the headlights on my 2007 yamaha fjr1300a motorcycle would occasionally flicker off and on. on december 21st, 2009 the headlights failed completely while riding home from work in the dark! problem was found to be a grounding connection above the left headlight that had corroded and overheated the connector and spider insert. the faulty connector was removed and the wires were soldered together to fix the problem. *tr
 I was riding home from work in the dark on my 2007 yamaha fjr1300 motorcycle on a unlit, curvy, rural road when both my headlights suddenly died. although i was able to avoid crashing, this is a huge safety concern. i am a 30 year experienced auto/motorcycle mechanic and certified as an aircraft mechanic, so i troubleshot and found the headlight failure was caused by an overheated/burned grounding connector located in the wiring harness above the left headlight shell (burnt connector and/or photo available on request). because the connector was no longer useable, i cut the connector off and soldered all the wires together to restore the ground path for the headlights. as of today, with 52,000 miles on the motorcycle, there have been no additional failures of the headlights. i hasten to add that this failure is unrelated to nhtsa campaign # 11v-338, which addresses a failure of a grounding connector under the fuel tank on the motorcycle. as a very active member in the online yamaha fjr1300 owners community at www.fjrforum.com, i am very in tune with all matters related to this motorcycle and would be more than happy to assist in an investigation of this serious safety defect.
 The fuel tank cap assembly allows water to leak by the rubber gasket into the vent pipe. this pipe is made in such a way so as to trap water in it when washing or riding in rain. this is then evidenced by a gurgling sound coming from the fuel tank cap area. if the problem is not corrected it could, over time, cause the vent pipe to rust through. this would then allow water to enter the fuel tank and contaminate the fuel, which could cause the engine to stop suddenly. if this were to happen while the motorcycle is being ridden it could result in a crash causing injury or death. a temporary fix is to remove the fuel tank cap assembly and use high pressure air to blow the water out of the vent pipe. this must be done each time the area is exposed to water. there is not a replacement gasket available from yamaha. currently, the only option for owners is to purchase a new fuel tank cap assembly, for over $100, and hope this fixes the problem.
 Altitude sickness with 2007 yamaha fjr. motorcycle does not accelerate, sputters, and hesitates, until 3500 or so rpms reached. happens when altitude is changed, or out side temperature changes, especially when above 85 f. *tr
 2007 yamaha fjr 1300 ae, 11,000 miles. - intermittant problems with shifting. after riding about 10 minutes, began downshifting to exit the freeway when the transmission became locked in 4th gear. once this happened, it would not up or down shift with either the hand or foot shifter. then i stopped the motorcycle and turned off the engine. then turned the key back on and was able to click down to 2nd gear. reignited the engine and bike snapped into gear (still in 2nd). after this, the bike resumed normal function. concern is that if this had happend in busy traffic, i may have lost the ability to maneuver effectively and been killed. took the bike straight to a shop and that's where it will stay until the defect is resolved.
 I purchased a brand new 2007 fjr1300 yamaha in june of 08. to date motorcycle has 1151 miles on it. from day one motorcycle had a very sticky clutch. i always warm up the bike to 2 or 4 bars and then attempt to put bike into first gear, pull in the clutch with brake applied and bike would shut off. i would restart the bike, pull in the clutch with brake gently applied and bike would clunk into 1st and lurch forward. when coming to first stop, trying to downshift from 3rd to 2nd or 2nd to 1st there was a 1-3 second delay regardless of rpm, and at times would not downshift at all which meant i would come to a stop with clutch pulled in. as the bike would warm up the clutch became less sticky as i rode around town. however, once i rode on freeway to work, approximately 35-50min ride, and tried to downshift on the offramp bike again was sticky or would not downshift without 1-3 second delay. this became progressively worse until i felt my life was in danger and i took bike into dealer at 1151 miles. dealer opened up clutch and found that 2 clutch tabs were improperly pulled in? dealer also stated that washers were not assembled properly. i have yet to ride bike since repair. *tr