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2009 Kawasaki Kl650e - JKAKLEE199D- Westwood, NJ: August 29th, 2012
Tl- the contact owns a 2009 kawasaki kl650e. While driving approximately 15 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic. There was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 09v062000 (electrical system:wiring) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vin was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1,600. Da


2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 - JKBZGNA1X9A- Sunnyvale, CA: August 13th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 kawasaki concours 14 motorcycle. The contact received a recall notice under nhtsa campaign id number: 12v343000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician explained that they would have to evaluate the space between the brake pedal and guard before performing the repair. The contact stated the recall indicated the replacement of the rear master cylinder and does not mention an evaluation. The contact wanted the part replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. The approximate mileage was 1,000.


2008 Kawasaki Zg1400a8f - JKBZGNA128A- Jupiter, FL: July 31st, 2012
Rear brake pedal does not depress. Rear brake does not engage.


2011 Kawasaki Concours 14 - JKBZGNC13BA- Hayden, ID: July 27th, 2012
The contact owns a 2011 kawasaki concours 14. The contact stated that there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number 12v134000 (electrical system); however the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there was not a part being produced for the recall remedy repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The vehicle was not in operation due to safety issues.


2011 Kawasaki Zx600 - JKAZX4R12BA- Lexington, KY: July 24th, 2012
Attorney writes to request information concerning defects or recalls on 2011 kawasaki ninja zx600 motorcycles *tgw the consumer stated his client went around a curve, after crossing a speed bump and when he shifted from first to second gear, the motorcycle revved to full throttle and he crashed into a guardrail.


2006 Kawasaki Vn2000d1 - JKBVNMD166A- Plano, TX: July 18th, 2012
The contact owns a 2006 kawasaki vn2000d1. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact merged into his left lane and suddenly the rear wheel caved in, causing the vehicle to fall down on its left side. The contact sustained three broken ribs and contusions to his left arm, elbow, shoulder, and leg. The police reported to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but was unable to assist. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 7,645.


2012 Kawasaki Zx1400 - JKBZXNE19CA- Savannah, GA: July 16th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 kawasaki zx14r motorcycle. The contact stated that both wheels were bent from normal riding. The dealer was notified who stated they would have to replace the wheels at $1200 each. The manufacturer was notified who stated they were not responsible for the defect of the wheels and offered no other assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000.


2008 Kawasaki Kl650e - JKAKLEE119D- Hooks, TX: July 12th, 2012
The contact owns a 2008 kawasaki kl650e. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle lost all electrical power. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified, but offered no assistance. The contact was informed of the recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 09v062000 (electrical system:wiring) and stated that he experienced everything the recall listed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 11,700.


1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad - JKBVNAG10XA- New Castle, IN: July 11th, 2012
I was riding my 1999 kawasaki vulcan nomad at 60mph when with no warning the engine lost power and died out, good thing my hand was covering the clutch. I immediately pulled it in and coasted to the side of the road. Had it towed to my house. Took to mechanic and the gear for the oil pump went out causing damage to the motor. I do not understand why kawasaki will not do anything about this problem, are they waiting for a huge law suit after someone loses there life. Guess they do not hold there product to the highest regards to quality or customer satisfaction. So now i am out 3200 dollars for a fault of the manufacturer, very dis satisfied and now embarrassed to say i own one. Shame on you kawasaki!


2005 Kawasaki Ex250f19 - JKAEXMF195D- Dumont, NJ: June 26th, 2012
The contact owns a 2005 kawasaki ex250f19. While parked, the contact noticed fuel leaking from the fuel tank where the mounting screw was located. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. There was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 07v003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage) that may be related to the failure. The technician inspected the vehicle and stated that the screw had not punctured the fuel tank and refused to perform the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 2,700.


2012 Kawasaki Klx250 - JKALXMT18CD- Saint Petersburg, FL: June 26th, 2012
2012 kawaski klx250 motorcycle. Consumer writes in regards to front wheel camber problem *tgw the consumer stated while riding the bike, he noticed the handlebars were not square to the bike when traveling in a straight line. Instead, they were cocked to the right. Upon closer inspection, he noticed the front wheel had a camber problem. He noticed the axle was not square to the front forks, which caused the top of the wheel to be closer to the left fork, than the right fork and caused the bike to pull to the left when traveling with the handlebars square to the bikes frame. By turning the handlebars to the right, the bike would travel in a straight line, but was causing the bike to run abnormally and the front wheel not to spin in the same plane as the rear wheel. More importantly, it was causing the forks to bind. The consumer stated the binding problem has been exacerbated by the factory using every bit of the clearance of the involved parts to somewhat correct the camber issue. They did so, by clamping the left fork slightly higher in the yoke than the right fork. The consumer believed the defect was produced in one of two ways; either the axle journals were drilled incorrectly, at an angle other than 90 degrees to the forks, or the aluminum castings which contained the axle journals were casted incorrectly onto the steel tubes that accepted them. Even thought the axle journals were drilled incorrectly, they were not at 90 degrees to the forks because of the misaligned castings. After careful examination, the consumer was more inclined to believe it was due to improper casting. *jb


2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 - JKBZGNB188A- Reno, NV: June 25th, 2012
The contact owns a 2008 kawasaki concours 14. The contact stated that while riding the bike 40 mph, he heard a loud noise near the rear of the bike became unstable. The contact pulled over and noticed that the rear wheel bolt hole was melted. The motorcycle was towed to a dealer for an inspection and they stated that the wheel bearing was damaged and needed to be replaced. The bike was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the dealer had to inspect the bike and give them a conclusion. The failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 8/9/12 *cn


2004 Kawasaki Ninja Zx-10r - JKAZXCC134A- Binghamton, NY: June 11th, 2012
The contact owns a 2004 kawasaki ninja zx-10r motorcycle. The contact stated that the motorcycle frame developed a crack along the welds. The motorcycle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 18,000.


2009 Kawasaki Versys - JKALEEA149A- Norcross, GA: June 1st, 2012
Kawasaki versys motorcycle has side mirrors that are always shaking while driving so it is hard to see and identify the traffic behind you clearly.


2003 Kawasaki Vn1600-a1 - JKBVNKA173A- Jacksonville, NC: May 27th, 2012
Fuel tank started to leak while sitting in garage, fuel was puddling on the floor. Further investigation revealed that the tank was leaking where the mounting plate is attached to the fuel tank. Corresponds with recall #07v216000 issued in june 2007. A vin search on kawasaki's website resulted in a notice that this vehicle was not affected by the recall, however the tanks is leaking as described by the mentioned recall.


2007 Kawasaki Zx1400a7f - JKBZXNA177A- Thomson, GA: May 5th, 2012
The purpose of this message is to bring to your attention a defect in the kawasaki zx-14 which may present a potential danger to owners of this model. Shortly after purchasing my bike i was informed of a recall concerning an issue with the engine mounting bolts. While mechanics certified my bike to be within proper guidelines, they also noticed a knocking sound in the motor. After an auditory inspection, the mechanics deemed my bike safe to ride. However, there was no explanation provided for the unusual sound from inside the engine. Since that time i have put over 6,000 miles on the bike, and the loud knocking sound persists. Earlier this week i was searching for information on an after market cooling fan for my bike, and discovered a host of zx14 forums which addressed the issue of the loud knocking or "clunking" sound from the engine. I learned that both mechanics and factory reps claimed the engine noise was normal, but it seems none could adequately explain what is causing this to occur. At least one customer indicated his engine ultimately failed while he was riding. I have heard theories such as clutch noise, the balancer, and the cam chain. I am concerned this problem could lead to more engine failures or possible accidents. Unfortunately, most of us have expired warranties, while the service departments and kawasaki's factory reps are aware of the knocking noise. I am asking you to investigate this problem in order to discover a possible problem and a fair solution, or deem these bikes safe for us to ride. If there is a problem, kawasaki should rectify this situation immediately. Thank you so very much for your attention to this matter.


2008 Kawasaki Ex250j8f - JKAEXMJ128D- Ferrysburg, MI: April 3rd, 2012
Main wiring harness holder hooks has worn through the insulation of wires, causing bare spots on hot wires. It began as no headlamp being lit, then progressed to a no start situation (had to bump start it), then progressed to blowing fuse. When i was told what was wrong, i was told because of vibration.


2010 Kawasaki Vn1700 - JKBVNRC17AA- St Joseph, MO: January 27th, 2012
The contact owns a 2010 kawasaki vn1700-c. While driving approximately 20 mph at night the contact noticed the lights on the instrument panel reflected a glare onto the windshield and obstructed his visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician recommended adding a chrome visor to the instrument panel. The failure continued after the visor was replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 300.


2011 Kawasaki Zx600 - JKAZX4R18BA- Temecula, CA: December 27th, 2011
During a low speed (left) u-turn, handle bar on right side (throttle) snapped at clamp causing acceleration and crash.


2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250r - JKAEXMJ188D- Brooklyn, NY: November 17th, 2011
The tachometer needle began to jump around wildly as if there was an issue measuring rpms or as if the vehicle was losing power. When stopped at a red light the vehicle suddenly shut off. This could be an issue with the cdi, starter relay solenoids, or another electrical component. The starter relay simply clicks when pressing the ignition button. The battery has adequate charge and this issue came on suddenly during a ride that had many successful miles of highway travel prior to this incident. Replacing the cdi did not solve the problem. Bypassing the starter relay did not start the engine.