Kawasaki recalls learner bikes on footpeg issue

Kawasaki Versys 650L ABS

Kawasaki Motors Australia has recalled a variety of learner-approved motorcycles over a faulty footpeg which could fall off.

Bikes affected are the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, 250RSE, Versys 650L ABS and ER-6nL ABS 2012 Models.

Identifying features:

  • EX250JCF 2012 – NINJA 250R
  • EX250JCFA – 2012 NINJA 250RSE
  • KLE650DCFW – 2012 VERSYS 650L ABS
  • ER650FCFW – 2012 ER-6nL ABS

The defect notice says that on some units, the circlips securing the passenger footpeg pivot pins may be brittle due to a manufacturing defect.

“This may cause the circlip to fail allowing the pivot pins to come out of position and the footrest to detach while riding. This creates a potential accident hazard for the rider.”

Kawasaki will contact customers and advise of the recall and refer them to an authorised free repairer.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

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.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• UK

• New Zealand

• Canada

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