Vehicle Make/Model: Model Year(s):
Kawasaki / ZX1000JBFL 2011
Kawasaki / ZX1000JBL 2011
Kawasaki / ZX1000KBFL 2011
Kawasaki / ZX1000KBL 2011
Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Mfr's Report Date: July 07, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V363000
Component: Electrical System:Wiring
Summary: Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2011 Ninja ZX-10R/ZX-10R ABS (ZX1000JBF/KBF/KBFL) motorcycles. It is possible for a portion of the wiring harness to become pinched between the rear subframe and the bolt holding the seat cover. This can damage the harness and wiring and result in a short between wires and the frame or within wires, which could result in the engine stopping suddenly.
Consequence: If the motorcycle stalls while being ridden, there could be a crash resulting in injury or death.
Remedy: Dealers will repair the motorcycle as necessary, and reroute the main harness; free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki consumer services department at 1-866-802-9381
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9152), or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV