Kawasaki Recalls Certain ZX-10R and ZX-10RR Motorcycles


Transmission gears have been reported to break or malfunction on various 2016-2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-10RR bikes. Kawasaki will be happy to replace them for affected owners, free of charge.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 14, 2018 –

Kawasaki Recall: Transmission Gears May Break

If the transmission gears break it can cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V089000

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

Components: POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,964

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
KAWASAKI ZX1000 2016 – 2018

Summary: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling certain 2016-2018 ZX-10R and ZX-10RR (ZX1000R, ZX1000S, and ZX1000Z) motorcycles. A high impact force may cause the transmission gears to break during shifting.

Remedy: KMC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 2nd, 3rd, 4th output gears and the 2nd input gear, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2018. Owners may contact KMC customer service at 1-866-802-9381. KMC’s number for this recall is MC18-01.

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.

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