Zero Electric Motorcycles Recall for Defective Lighting

Turn signals may stop working on certain late-model Zero motorcycles.

Zero electric motorcycle recall
Zero is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles for turn signals that may stop working.Zero

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: July 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V436000
Component(s): Lighting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.

THE RECALL: Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles. In the event that a turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the operator. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If motorcycle is operated without knowing that a turn signal is not working, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Zero will notify owners and dealers will test the motorcycle's flasher, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or before July 28, 2017. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero's number for the recall is SV-ZMC-017-369.

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 safercar.gov.