Kawasaki Recalls 793 Ninjas

 

March 7, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     KAWASAKI / EX250JCF 2012
     KAWASAKI / EX250JCFA 2012
     KAWASAKI / EX250JCFAL 2012
     KAWASAKI / EX250JCFL 2012
     KAWASAKI / EX650ECF 2012
     KAWASAKI / EX650ECFL 2012
     KAWASAKI / KLE650CCF 2012
     KAWASAKI / KLE650CCFL 2012
Manufacturer: KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. Mfr’s Report Date: MAR 01, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V081000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 793
Summary:
 KAWASAKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 EX250JCF/A/AL/L NINJA 250, EX650ECF/L NINJA 650 AND KLE650CCF/L VERSYS MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 THROUGH OCTOBER 25, 2011. DUE TO ENGINE VIBRATION AND DAMAGE DURING ASSEMBLY, THE CIRCLIPS ON THE FOOTPEG MOUNTING PINS CAN BREAK AND FALL OFF AND CAUSE THE FOOTPEG TO DETACH FROM THE MOTORCYCLE.
Consequence:
 IF THE FOOT PEG DETACHES, IT COULD CREATE A ROAD HAZARD FOR OTHER VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND POSSIBLY DISTRACT THE RIDER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 KAWASAKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER FOOTPEG PIN CIRCLIPS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 12, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KAWASAKI AT 1-866-802-9381.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY 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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