February 16, 2001
Kawasaki Recalls Model Year 2000 ZX1200-A1 Ninja, and
ZX1200-A1L Ninja Motorcycles
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000
Kawasaki ZX1200-A1 Ninja and ZX1200-A1L Ninja model motorcycles. The affected models
were manufactured from December 1999 through June 2000.
On certain motorcycles, a leaking vent
pipe in the fuel tank can allow fuel to drain onto the ground. Fuel leakage in the
presence of an ignition source can result in a fire. This recall affects 4,506
Dealers will insert a supporting brace into the
tank to dampen any effects of vibration on the vent pipe.
In a separate recall the same models are being
recalled because on certain motorcycles, the fuel gauge and low fuel warning system may
not provide an accurate indication of low fuel levels. The operator could run out of fuel
without warning, causing the operator to become distracted, or to slow unexpectedly in
traffic, creating the risk of a crash. This recall affects 3,279 motorcycles.
Dealers will replace the fuel gauge sending
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Dec. 28, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Kawasaki at 1-949-770-0400.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V365 and
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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