Kawasaki is Recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles

14 09 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 14, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject : Ignition Switch Wires may Chafe/Possible Stall

Report Receipt Date: SEP 01, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V550000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,836

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

KAWASAKI

KAWASAKI

Model

VULCAN 1700 VAQUERO

VULCAN 1700 VOYAGER

Model Year(s)

2011 – 2015

2009 – 2015

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

SUMMARY:
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles manufactured February 2, 2009, to March 20, 2015. In the affected vehicles, an ignition wire may chafe due to contact with the fuel tank, resulting in a short circuit and possible engine stall.

CONSEQUENCE:
An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will install additional shielding and padding to prevent the ignition wire from shorting. Any igniton 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.

NOTES:
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 www.safercar.gov.

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