Zero Recall 13V257000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
13V257000 Electrical System Zero Motorcycles Inc. 06/20/2013 128
Defect Summary
Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2013 FX motorcycles manufactured January 28, 2013, through May 21, 2013; and model year 2013 XU motorcycles manufactured January 16, 2013, through May 20, 2013. A manufacturing defect with the sealant material in the battery may allow water to penetrate the battery and contact the cells.
Consequence Summary
Water penetration into the battery may lead to corrosion of the cells, possibly resulting in a rapid temperature increase and off-gassing of the cells’ electrolyte which may cause a burn to the rider.
Corrective Summary
Zero will notify owners and dealers will replace the battery modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late June 2013. Owners may contact Zero motorcycles at 1-888-786-9376.

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