Zero Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles is recalling 268 of its electric motorcycles due a faulty mounting bolt on the front brake caliper, which is prone to corrosion. Were the bolts to fail or fracture, the caliper could come loose and that could stop the front wheels. This, of course, would be very bad news at anything more than a few miles per hour.

The recall covers 2011 and 2012 S and DS models. Zero will begin reaching out to owners in the next week or two to come in and have the faulty bolts replaced. Scroll on down if you want to read the official notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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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.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.