Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., is recalling approximately 2,560 of its motorcycles on account of a problem with wiring in the electrical system. According to SaferCar.gov, the recall involves the following vehicles, all from the 2011 model year:
- Kawasaki ZX1000JBFL
- Kawasaki ZX1000JBL
- Kawasaki ZX1000KBFL
- Kawasaki ZX1000KBL
The recall was prompted after it was discovered that it is possible for a piece of the vehicle’s wiring harness to become pinched in between the rear fender and the rear subframe or in between the bolt that holds the seat cover and the rear subframe. If this occurs, it can significantly damage the wiring and harness, and may result in a short between the frame and the wires or within the wires. As a consequence, the motorcycle’s engine could stop suddenly and an accident could take place.
To remedy the defect, affected vehicle owners will be notified of the problem by Kawasaki. A dealer notification schedule has not yet been provided by the manufacturer. Owners will be instructed to take their motorcycle to a dealer, where the main harness will be rerouted and the vehicle will be repaired as necessary. The repair will be done at no cost to owners. For more information, owners can contact the Consumer Services Department of Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. The Vehicle Safety Hotline of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may also be contacted at 1-888-327-4236.
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