Electric Motorcycles Zero Recalls 450 Electric Motorcycles

Zero Recalls 450 Electric Motorcycles

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Zero Motorcycles Recall

Zero Motorcycles is recalling certain model 2011-2012 electric motorcycles due to brake-light switch malfunctioning.

Zero says 450 of the following models were affected:

  • 2011-2012 Zero DS
  • 2011-2012 Zero S
  • 2011-2012 Zero XU
  • 2011 Zero MXD
  • 2011 Zero XD
  • 2012 Zero X

Zero says the brake-light switch may not activate until significant brake-lever travel occurs, not alerting motorcyclists when the affected motorcycles are slowing down. This malfunction could lead to a crash.

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.

Owners may contact Zero Motorcycles at 1-831-438-3500; owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or visit safercar.gov.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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