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Motorcycle Recall - Zero Motorcycles Recall

NHTSA Campaign ID:  12V307000
Component:  Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights: Switch
Manufacturer:  Zero Motorcycles INC.
Recall Date: 06/29/2012
Potential Number of Units Affected: 450
Defect Summary:
Zero Motorcycles, INC. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 S, XU, and DS motorcycles, model year 2011 MXD, and XD motorcycles and 2012 X motorcycles. The brake light switch at the front brake lever may not activate until significant brake lever travel occurs.
Consequence Summary:
The brake light may not activate when a moderate amount of front brake is applied. As such, motorists traveling behind the motorcycle may not be alerted when an affected motorcycle is slowing down, which could lead to a possible crash and potential injury or death to the rider.
Corrective Summary:
Zero will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front brake system brake-light switch free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 16, 2012. Owners may contact Zero Motorcycles at 1-831-438-3500.

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