Investigation and multiple lawsuits filed against Yamaha Motor Corporation in connection with the design, manufacture and sale of the Yamaha Rhino ATV.
Yamaha is the subject of legal scrutiny after cases of serious injury and death have resulted from rollover accidents involving the Yamaha Rhino ATV. The Yamaha Rhino ATV has been in production since 2003. Consumers who have been hurt during a rollover allege that design defects make the Yamaha Rhino ATV fundamentally unstable. Information on the company's web site, www.yamaha-motor.com and in the Yamaha Rhino Owner's Manual acknowledges that "abrupt maneuvers or aggressive driving have caused rollovers even on flat, open areas."
A Yamaha Rhino ATV safety bulletin was issued to Yamaha Rhino ATV owners in August 2007 advising that vehicles could be returned to Yamaha dealers for installation of new equipment - doors and passenger handholds - at no cost to owners, to improve vehicle safety. Yamaha recommended that Yamaha Rhino ATV owners have the doors and handholds installed. Despite Yamaha's acts which acknowledge the risks, Yamaha still manufactures and sells the Yamaha Rhino ATV.
Name (Stock Symbol)
Yamaha Motor Corporation
Yamaha Motor Corporation manufactures motorcycles, boats, off road vehicles and other motorized vehicles and equipment.
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