Zero Motorcycles has announced a recall of certain of its electric motorcycles to fix an electronic problem that can cause sudden loss of power. If you are a Zero Motorcycle owner, here are all the details via the NHTSA:
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
ZERO / ZERO DS 2012
ZERO / ZERO S 2012
ZERO / ZERO X 2012
ZERO / ZERO XU 2012
ZERO / ZERO XU-LSM 2012Manufacturer: ZERO MOTORCYCLES INC.
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 254
ZERO MOTORCYCLES, INC. (ZERO) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 S, DS, X, XU, AND XU-LSM MOTORCYCLES. INSUFFICIENT WEATHERPROOFING MAY CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT OF THE BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WHEN SUBJECTED TO WET CONDITIONS, RESULTING IN THE MOTORCYCLE INADVERTENTLY LOSING POWER.
SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER CAN LEAD TO A CRASH AND POTENTIAL INJURY OR DEATH TO THE RIDER.
ZERO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE MOTORCYCLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ZERO MOTORCYCLES, INC. AT 1-888-786-9376.
The NHTSA note says that this affects 254 units, but apparently the company said that it would affect 315. Either way, if you have one and you haven't been contacted by the company, better give them a call to make sure.
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