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Motorcycle Recall - Kawasaki

NHTSA Campaign ID:  09V072000
Component:  Lighting: Headlights
Manufacturer:  Kawasaki Motors CORP., U.S.A.
Recall Date: 03/02/2009
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18
Defect Summary:
Kawasaki is recalling 18 model year 2009 Vulcan 2000 motorcycles. These motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The headlamp assembly includes multiple bulb and lens elements. The noncompliant headlamps were assembled with lenses incorrectly positioned, affecting photometric performance.
Consequence Summary:
Inadequate lighting could reduce visibility of motorcycle increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will inspect the headlights and replace it free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before March 9, 2009. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 866-802-9381.

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