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07-02-2013, 10:36 PM #1
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Recall: Zero 2013 FX Motorcycles - Water may Penetrate Battery resulting in Leakage
Report Receipt Date: JUN 20, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V257000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 128
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make / Model / Model Year(s)
ZERO FX 2013
ZERO XU 2013
Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.
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.
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.
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.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)