Kawasaki Motorcycles Recall Issued Due to Faulty Ignition Switch

About 4,000 Kawasaki off-road motorcycles have been recalled due to a faulty ignition switch, which federal regulators say could cause the vehicle to starts suddenly and lead to a serious injury or death for riders. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Kawasaki KLX110 off-road motorcycle recall on Thursday after problems with the housing on the ignition switch were discovered. The housing could allow water to enter the ignition switch and unexpectedly activate the bike’s electric starter.

Although there have been no reported injuries associated with the Kawasaki motorcycles, the CPSC warned that the defect “poses a serious hazard of injury or death.”

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The recall affects about 4,000 of the 2010 model year Kawasaki KLX110CAF and KLX110DAF off-road motorcycles. The models were sold in green and have Kawasaki printed on the fuel tank. The recalled motorcycles were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2009 through February 20 for about $2,100 each. The bikes were manufactured in Thailand.

The CPSC recommends that any consumers who own a recalled Kawasaki KLX110 off-road motorcycle stop using it immediately and contact a local Kawasaki Motorcycle dealer to make an appointment for a free repair. The company has attempted to alert all known KLX110 owners affected by the recall. Kawasaki owners with questions can visit the company’s website at www.kawasaki.com.


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