Kawasaki Issues Recall for Motorcycles Due to Electrical Error

Kawasaki Issues Recall for Motorcycles Due to Electrical Error
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September 14, 2015

An electrical issue is pushing some Kawasaki motorcycles to the sideline.

This week, the American division of the Japanese manufacturing giant announced a recall for certain model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles.

In all 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 during use can cause the user to lose control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kawasaki believes that almost 12,000 motorcycles could be impacted by this issue.

Kawasaki will notify owners of the recalled motorcycles, and local dealers will install additional shielding and padding to prevent the ignition wire from shorting. Any ignition switch that has damaged wires will be replaced. Any repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule for this recall.

Owners with questions can contact Kawasaki customer service at (866) 802-9381.