Ninja H2 Recalled for ECU Defect
Kawasaki Motors Corp. is recalling the following motorcycles which were sold with engine electronic control units (ECU) that don’t have the capability to suppress high RPM during transmission:
- 2018-2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX
- 2018-2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SXSE
- 2019-2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SXSE+
“If the transmission gears are not properly engaged while shifting into 4th or 5th gear, high engine RPM can cause the output gears of 4th or 5th to fracture when the gears re-engage,” NHTSA said. “Damaged gears and the inability to shift can cause the engine to lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.”
This recall began on November 16, 2020.
What’s the Problem?
According to a recall notice issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this action affects:
- 2019-2020 Kawasaki NINJA ZX-10R
- 2019-2020 Kawasaki NINJA ZX-10R ABS
- 2019-2020 Kawasaki NINJA ZX-10R ABS KRT EDITION
The engine control unit (ECU) programming on affected motorcycles may cause the engine to backfire when the quick shift function is used under high engine load, potentially causing damage to the air suction valves, NHTSA said. Damaged air suction valves may allow high temperature exhaust gas to blow back through and melt surrounding parts, increasing the risk of a fire.
If you purchased a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately. Kawasaki is contacting owners and dealers will reprogram the ECU and inspect the air suction valves and surrounding parts, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.
This recall began on June 8, 2020.
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