Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2009-2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Recalls | Electrical Issues

2009-2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Recalls | Electrical Issues

2009-2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Recalls

2009-2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Recalls | Electrical Issues
2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

Kawasaki USA has recalled 11,836 of its 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 motorcycles due to electrical issues. Kawasaki says 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles built from Feb. 2, 2009, through March 20, 2015, may have electrical issues that can lead to stalling.

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On affected motorcycles, the ignition wire may chafe due to rubbing on the fuel tank. This can cause a short circuit and possibly cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kawasaki says it will notify owners, and dealers will install additional shielding and padding to prevent the ignition wire from shorting. Any ignition switch that has damaged wires will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki’s number for this recall is MC15-10.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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