WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 14, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V550000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,836
All Products Associated with this Recall
VULCAN 1700 VAQUERO
VULCAN 1700 VOYAGER
2011 – 2015
2009 – 2015
Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles manufactured February 2, 2009, to March 20, 2015. In the affected vehicles, an ignition wire may chafe due to contact with the fuel tank, resulting in a short circuit and possible engine stall.
An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.
Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will install additional shielding and padding to prevent the ignition wire from shorting. Any igniton switch that has damaged wires will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki’s number for this recall is MC15-10.
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.