Kawasaki recalls the ZX-10R in the USA over an engine control unit (ECU) programming error this may cause the engine to backfire. So the recall affects 1,529 bikes that will produce between 17 Sep 2018 to 14 Feb 2020.
According to the recall notice, the ECU programming from the factory may cause the engine to backfire when the quick shift function uses high engine load. However, this results in deformation or breakage of the air suction value. Further, it added that with continuous use high-temperature exhaust gas will blowback the damaged air suction valve and melt surrounding parts. This may also result in fire.
The company will reprogram the ECU for all eligible bikes. Moreover, the eligible register unit will get replacement air suction valve. Also with an inspection of the surrounding parts. As the breakage result part got damage of the air suction valve and will replace in the recall.
Brief Information About Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Recall:
- 1,529 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycles recall in the USA.
- ECU programming could cause the engine to backfire.
- It may result in deformation and/or breakage of the air suction valve.
Kawasaki issue a recall of over 1500 bikes due to programming errors in the ECU. This may lead to the engine backfire while the riders use the quick shifter at high rpm. The recall covers the bikes made in 2019 and 2020. It includes models like 2019-2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, 2019-2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS, and 2019-2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RT ABS KRT Edition. So the notice publishes by the NHTSA of around 1529 bikes to recall because of the issue.