Recall News: 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro Recalled For Defective Shock Absorber

The shock absorber may leak fluid in more than 1,200 new Z125 Pro motorcycles.

2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro
2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: July 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V535000
Component(s): Suspension
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,282
Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

THE RECALL: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro motorcycles manufactured from February 4, 2016 through June 7, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the shock absorbers may leak oil and lose their function.

2017 Z125 Pro recall for shock absorber
Owners of the 2017 Z125 Pro should check for fluid leaking from the shock absorber.©Motorcyclist

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Loss of function of the shock absorbers may affect the motorcycle's handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shock absorbers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 26, 2016. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki's number for this recall is MC16-04.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to