Zero Motorcycles Inc. is Recalling 2013 FX and XU motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 30, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Water may Penetrate Battery resulting in Leakage

Report Receipt Date: JUN 20, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V257000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 128

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year(s)

ZERO

FX

2013

ZERO

XU

2013

Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.

SUMMARY: Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2013 FX motorcycles manufactured January 28, 2013, through May 21, 2013; and model year 2013 XU motorcycles manufactured January 16, 2013, through May 20, 2013. A manufacturing defect with the sealant material in the battery may allow water to penetrate the battery and contact the cells.

CONSEQUENCE: Water penetration into the battery may lead to corrosion of the cells, possibly resulting in a rapid temperature increase and off-gassing of the cells’ electrolyte which may cause a burn to the rider.

REMEDY: Zero will notify owners and dealers will replace the battery modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late June 2013. Owners may contact Zero motorcycles at 1-888-786-9376.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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