Kawasaki Recall 12V369000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
12V369000 Engine and Engine Cooling Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A 07/31/2012 4170
Defect Summary
Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ZX-10R (ZX1000JBF/JBFL/KBF/KBFL/JCF/JCFL/KCF/KCFL) ‘NINJA’ motorcycles. Engine oil may leak from the crankcase at the starter mounting point and pool on top of the crankcase. Continued use in this condition can allow oil to spill over onto the rear tire.
Consequence Summary
If oil spills onto the rear tire, there is an increased risk of a crash, leading to personal injury or death.
Corrective Summary
Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will remove the starter and seal the crankcase, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin shortly. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

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