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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 motorcycles.

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 components.

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 00V384]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 16, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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