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Motorcycle Recall - Kawasaki

NHTSA Campaign ID:  09V464000
Component:  Engine and Engine Cooling
Manufacturer:  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Recall Date: 11/24/2009
Potential Number of Units Affected: 259
Defect Summary:
Kawasaki is recalling model year 2009-2010 EX250 Ninja 250 motorcycles. Porosity in the engine case could allow engine oil to leak, and be deposited on the rear tire. A small number of upper engine cases for the affected model could have porosity in the aluminum casting. This porosity occurs in the vicinity of a pressurized oil passage just above the transmission output shaft.
Consequence Summary:
Engine oil leaking from this location can be deposited on the rear tire, creating the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will inspect and check for leaks in the vicinity of the suspected porosity. Units evidencing signs of leakage will be repaired free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about December 8, 2009. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

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