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Motorcycle Recall - Zero Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  18V215000
Component:  Electrical System, Hybrid Propulsion System
Manufacturer:  Zero Motorcycles Inc.
Recall Date: 04/04/2018
Potential Number of Units Affected: 218
Defect Summary:
Zero Motorcycles (Zero) is recalling all 2012 Zero S, Zero DS, and Zero DSP (Police) motorcycles. Cell pouches in the battery packs may wear from contact with the holders, allowing humidity to enter the pouch and cause an electrical short within the battery.
Consequence Summary:
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.
Corrective Summary:
Zero Motorcycles will notify owners and offer them a choice of either the repurchase of their motorcycle or a financial trade-assist towards a newer model year Zero Motorcycles motorcycle. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2018. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero's number for this recall is SV-ZMC-018-383. Note: Since owners are advised to no longer ride or charge the affected motorcycles, Zero Motorcycles dealers will arrange for the collection of the affected motorcycle at no charge to the owners.

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