Kawasaki Recall of certain Z400 ABS and Ninja 400 motorcycles

201218 Kawasaki 2021 Ninja 400 ABS Recall (678)

WASHINGTON, D.C.- December 18, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Kawasaki Recall – Camshaft Chain Tensioner Improperly Heat-Treated

A damaged camshaft chain tensioner can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V774000

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

Components: ENGINE, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,770

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
KAWASAKI ER400D 2021
KAWASAKI EX400G 2021
KAWASAKI EX400H 2021

Summary: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling certain 2021 Z400 ABS (ER400D), Ninja 400 (EX400H) and Ninja 400 ABS (EX400G) motorcycles. The strength of the camshaft chain tensioner may be insufficient due to improper heat treatment, possibly causing it to be damaged.

Remedy: KMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the camshaft chain tensioner, free of charge. Note: Owners are advised to not ride their motorcycles until the repair has been completed. The recall is expected to begin December 21, 2021. Owners may contact KMC customer service at 1-866-802-9381. KMC’s number for this recall is MC20-13.

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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