DAL491A – Improperly Manufactured Front Tire – 2024 Kawasaki Z900 Motorcycles

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April 16, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24V270000

Improperly Manufactured Front Tire/FMVSS 119

A tire with inner wall blistering can fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24V270

Manufacturer Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 525

 

Summary

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is recalling certain 2024 ZR900C, ZR900E and ZR900N (Z900RS ABS, Z900RS CAFE ABS, and Z900RS SE ABS) motorcycles. Due to an improper manufacturing process during installation of the sidewall rubber of the tire, the front tire may blister on the inner surface. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Car.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the front tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact KMC customer service at 1-866-802-9381. KMC’s number for this recall is DAL491A.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check for Kawasaki Recalls

 


Chronology :

  • End of January 2024: Kawasaki Motors, Ltd (KML) was notified by its supplier (Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.) of an irregular test result in tire certification testing. KML requested that the supplier investigate this issue.
  • April 2024: The supplier reported that a certain range of tires may not conform to FMVSS119.
  • April 12th, 2024: KML decided to initiate a recall campaign.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
KAWASAKI ZR900C 2024
KAWASAKI ZR900E 2024
KAWASAKI ZR900N 2024

 


5 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24V270-9791.PDF 216.966KB

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24V270-1874.pdf 738.721KB

 


Miscellaneous Document – IMPORTANT STOP SALE NOTICE: STOP RETAIL SALES & DELIVERY OF 2024 Z900RS ABS, RS CAFE ABS & RS SE ABS

RMISC-24V270-5492.pdf 38.653KB

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Recall 573 Report – 4/25/24

RCLRPT-24V270-1224.PDF 216.991KB

 


Recall 573 Report – 4/25/24

RCLRPT-24V270-5535.PDF 216.991KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24V270&docType=RCL

 


 

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