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Kawasaki Recalls 2011-2012 ZX-10R Ninja

2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja Recall

Kawasaki has recalled 4,170 of its 2011-2012 Ninja ZX-10R (ZX1000JBF/JBFL/KBF/KBFL/JCF/JCFL/KCF/KCFL) motorcycles due to crankcase issues.

Kawasaki says engine oil may leak from the crankcase at the starter mounting point and pool on top of the crankcase. Continued use in this condition can allow oil to spill over onto the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will remove the starter and seal the crankcase, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin shortly. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.

Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or visit

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V36900

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