If you purchased a 2011 or 2012 Zero motorcycle, your bike might be recalled due to problems with the brake lights that increase the risk of motorcycle accidents.
Zero quality control officials spotted the problem during an internal audit. They realized that riders sometimes needed to squeeze the brakes extra hard to illuminate the brake light. If motorists behind the rider do not see a brake light, they might crash into the rider from behind.
The recall affects the following bikes:
- Zero DS (2011 and 2012)
- Zero S (2011 and 2012)
- Zero XU (2011 and 2012)
- Zero X (2012)
- Street legal Zero MX (2011)
- Street legal Zero X (2011)
The company has developed a replacement part and will replace it at no charge.
This is not the first recall that the company has issued for a brake problem. Certain models were recalled in 2011 because tests found that brake components became deformed under heavy loads.
If you own a motorcycle, check in regularly with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website’s page on recalled vehicles. That way, you can find out early on if your bike has a potentially dangerous defect.
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