Update: Zero SR/F, SR/S Recalled for Brake Switch Problem
Zero is recalling certain 2020 SR/F and SR/S motorcycles which were manufactured with potentially defective front brake switches that can fail from water exposure. A faulty brake switch will not illuminate the brake light when the rider applies the front brakes, and following vehicles may not realize the motorcycle is braking. Additionally, cruise control will not shut off with the application of the front brakes. "Both conditions increase the risk of a crash," NHTSA said. This recall began on November 30, 2020.
Zero Motorcycles Recalled for Electrical Failure
Zero Motorcycle Inc. is recalling certain motorcycles which were sold with a potentially defective DC-DC converter that could cause the brakes and other critical accessories to fail during use, increasing the risk of a crash and severe injuries, including death.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2021 Zero SR
- 2021 Zero S
- 2021 Zero DSR
- 2021 Zero DS
- 2021 Zero FX
- 2021 Zero FXS
The DC-DC converter on the above Zero motorcycles has an insufficient power output margin to operate the anti-lock braking system (ABS), instruments, lights, indicators, and any accessories that are connected to the accessory outlet at once.
"The DCDC converter can shut off when its power capacity is exceeded, shutting off the ABS, instruments, and lights, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said.
Zero Motorcycle Inc. is notifying owners and dealers will replace the DC-DC converter, free of charge.
The recall began on October 26, 2020.
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