RECALL: KLX250s Have Fuel Tank Mount Issue

July 5, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     KAWASAKI / KLX250 2009-2010
Manufacturer: KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 02, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V316000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,460
Summary:
 KAWASAKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 KLX250 MOTORCYCLES. THE FUEL TANK COULD LEAK FROM CRACKS AT THE SPOT WELD(S) ON THE SIDE MOUNT TABS DUE TO STRESS CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK AND A FRAME-MOUNTED RUBBER DAMPER.
Consequence:
 FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF SPARK OR FLAME COULD CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND CORRECT THE FUEL TANK AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KAWASAKI CONSUMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT 866-802-9381.
Notes:
 KAWASAKI SAFETY RECALL NO. MC11-04. OWNERS 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 .

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