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Kawasaki Recalls 4,170 Ninja Motorcycles

susan_harr5 years ago

Kawasaki is recalling more than 4,000 of their 2011-2012 Ninja motorcycles due to an engine oil leak which may increase the risk of a motorcycle crash.

Information about the Kawasaki Ninja Recall

“If oil spills onto the rear tire, there is an increased risk of a crash, leading to personal injury or death,” recall notice.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the engine oil may leak from the crankcase at the starter mounting point and pool on top of the crankcase. If consumers continued to drive the motorcycle, the oil could spill onto the rear tire, increasing the chance of a deadly crash.

Important Information for Kawasaki Ninja Owners

  • Kawasaki has not yet announced a recall date, but has indicated they plan to remove the starter and seal the crankcase, free of charge.
  • Owners with questions or concerns may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
  • Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to
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