Kawasaki Motors Australia has recalled the 2016 model Ninja ZX-10R sports bike over a steering damper issue which could potentially cause an accident.
The ACCC recall notice says the steering damper bracket mounting bolts could break due to over tightening during assembly.
“The bracket may separate from the frame which could cause interference with the steering creating the potential for an accident,” it says.
- ZX1000SGF JKAZXCS1?GA000602 – JKAZXCS1?GA002680
- ZX1000SGFA JKAZXCS1?GA000808 – JKAZXCS1?GA001132
- ZX1000SGFB JKAZXCS1?GA000786 – JKAZXCS1?GA000862
- ZX1000RGFA JKAZXCR1?GA000361 – JKAZXCR1?GA000364
The bikes were sold from December 11, 2015 to February 22, 2016.
Customers with affected units will be contacted by mail. Consumers with affected units should contact their local Authorised Kawasaki Motorcycle Dealership to book in their motorcycle for a free repair.
Recall notices are issued by the manufacturer through a voluntary industry code under the ACCC.
Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, none has ever been mandatory. All have been issued by the manufacturer.
While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
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