- 1,529 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycles recalled in the USA
- ECU programming may cause the engine to backfire
- It could result in deformation and/or breakage of the air suction valve
Kawasaki has recalled the ZX-10R in the USA over an engine control unit (ECU) programming error which may cause the engine to backfire. The recall affects 1,529 motorcycles that were produced between 17 September 2018 and 14 February 2020.
According to the recall notice, the ECU programming from the factory may cause the engine to backfire when the quick shift function is used at high engine load. This could result in deformation and/or breakage of the air suction valve. The notice further added that with continuous use, high-temperature exhaust gas may blowback through the damaged air suction valve and melt surrounding parts. It could also result in a fire.
The company will reprogram the ECU on all eligible motorcycles. Moreover, eligible registered units will also get replacement air suction valve and an inspection of the surrounding parts. Parts damaged as a result of deformation and/or breakage of the air suction valve will also be replaced in the recall.