Kawasaki recalls police motorcycles due to blown fuse risk

Posted on April 5, 2012

The Kawasaki Motors Corporation of the United States of America has announced a voluntary recall of specific models of its Concours 14 Police Motorcycles due to a risk of electrical system failure. The motorcycles affected by this recall were manufactured during model years 2009 to 2012.

Accessories used in the completion of routine police work, when attached to the Concours 14’s electrical system, may cause a blow out in the motorcycle’s 30-amp main fuse. Additionally, the installation of a secondary police department issued wiring harness may cause chafing, which may also lead to a blow out in the main fuse. Blowing the main fuse can lead to engine failure, increasing the likelihood of a motorcycle crash and its ensuing injury and property damage.

Kawasaki is planning on informing consumers affected by the recall in early April 2012. The motorcycle manufacturer will provide owners with instructions for repairing the electrical system and reducing its chance of failure. Consumers seeking more information on this recall can contact Kawasaki Motors or call the National Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hot line.

As a highly experienced Riverside car accident attorney, I hope this recall is carried out quickly and thoroughly in order to reduce the danger of collision that this manufacturing defect puts police officers and motorists into. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a collision linked to a malfunctioning vehicle, please consider hiring a Riverside personal injury attorney.

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