Kawasaki USA Recalls Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Off-road motorcycles
Hazard: Fuel can leak from between the fuel tank and fuel tap, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kawasaki.com and click on Recall/Safety Info at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 10,000
Description: This recall involves model year 2010, 2011 and 2012 KLX110 and KLX110L off-road motorcycles. The motorcycles have a 110 cubic centimeter engine, a green fuel tank, shroud cover and fenders, a black seat and white side covers. "Kawasaki" is on both sides of the shroud cover. Model names and numbers are on both side covers directly beneath the seat. KLX110 models have an automatic clutch, a shift pedal and no clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 27 inches. KLX110L models have a manual clutch, a shift pedal and a clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 29 inches.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.
Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from November 2009 to January 2014 for about $2,100 to $2,350.
Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.
Manufactured in: Thailand