Zero Motorcycles Recalled Over Brake Caliper Bolts That Could Corrode

AUG 12 2013 BY MARK KANE

2012 Zero S

2012 Zero S

2012 Zero DS front brakes

2012 Zero DS front brake

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published info on another recall affecting some Zero Motorcycles bikes.

This time, the recall involves certain model year 2011 and 2012 S and DS motorcycles. A total of 268 bikes should visit the workshop to replace the front caliper bolts that can corrode.

RECALL Subject : Front Caliper Bolts May Fracture

Report Receipt Date: JUL 30, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V329000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 268
Details:
Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.
SUMMARY:
Zero Motorcycles is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 S and DS motorcycles. On the affected motorcycles, the front caliper mounting bolts are susceptible to corrosion which could lead to their cracking and possible fracture.
CONSEQUENCE:
If a front caliper bolt fractures, the caliper may come loose and interfere with the rotation of the front wheel. This could cause the front wheel to stop suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Zero Motorcycles will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front caliper bolts. The recall is expected to begin mid-August 2013. Owners may contact Zero Motorcycles at 1-888-841-8085.

Info on the previous Zero Motorcycles recall can be found here.

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