Zero Motorcycles issues a recall for 2013 models
July 01, 2013
Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2013 FX
motorcycles manufactured January 28, 2013, through May 21, 2013; and
model year 2013 XU motorcycles manufactured January 16, 2013, through
May 20, 2013. A manufacturing defect with the sealant material in the
battery may allow water to penetrate the battery and contact the cells.
Water penetration into the battery may lead to corrosion of the cells,
possibly resulting in a rapid temperature increase and off-gassing of
the cells' electrolyte which may cause a burn to the rider.
Zero will notify owners and dealers will replace the battery modules,
free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late June 2013.
Owners may contact Zero motorcycles at 1-888-786-9376.
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.