Kawasaki Recall of certain NINJA ZX-10R motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 4, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Kawasaki Recall: Damaged Air Suction Valves May Cause Fire

Damaged air suction valves may allow high temperature exhaust gas to blow back through and melt surrounding parts, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V307000

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.


Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,529

KAWASAKI ZX1002E 2019 – 2020
KAWASAKI ZX1002F 2019 – 2020
KAWASAKI ZX1002G 2019 – 2020

Summary: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2019-2020 NINJA ZX-10R, NINJA ZX-10R ABS, and NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITION motorcycles. The engine control unit (ECU) programming may cause the engine to backfire when the quick shift function is used under high engine load, possibly resulting in damage to the air suction valves.

Remedy: Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU and inspect the air suction valves and surrounding parts, replacing them as necessary. All repairs will be performed free of charge. This recall is expected to begin June 8, 2020. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki’s number for this recall is MC20-02.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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