Kawasaki Recall 09E015000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
09E015000 Equipment Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. 04/01/2009 546
Defect Summary
Kawasaki is recalling certain aftermarket accessory saddle bags sold for use exclusively for 2008 and 2009 Kawasaki KLE650 (Versys) motorcycles. Installation of the accessory saddlebags covers up the rear side reflex reflectors which fails to conform to the lighting requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
Consequence Summary
Obscured reflectors could result in a crash resulting in injury or death.
Corrective Summary
Kawasaki will notify owners and provide a free remedy. The safety recall is expected to begin during April 2009. Owners may contact Kawasaki Consumer Services Department toll-free at 1-866-802-9381.

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