Kawasaki Recall of certain Ninja H2 SX, Ninja H2 SXSE, and Ninja H2 SXSE+ motorcycles

201110 2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SXSE+ - NHTSA Recall (678)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 10, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Kawasaki Recall: Missed Shift may cause Transmission Damage

Damaged gears and the inability to shift can cause the engine to lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V676000

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


Potential Number of Units Affected: 799

KAWASAKI NINJA 2018 – 2020
KAWASAKI ZX1002A 2018 – 2020
KAWASAKI ZX1002B 2018 – 2020
KAWASAKI ZX1002D 2018 – 2020

Summary: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Ninja H2 SX, Ninja H2 SXSE, and Ninja H2 SXSE+ motorcycles. In the event of a missed shift, the engine electronic control unit (ECU) programming cannot control a sudden increase in engine RPM. If the gears re-engage at a high RPM, damage may occur to the output gear resulting in the inability to shift gears.

Remedy: KMC will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2020. Owners may contact KMC customer service at 1-866-802-9381. KMC’s number for this recall is MC20-10.

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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