Recall News: Zero Electric Motorcycles Recalled For Defective Power Converter

Zero e-bikes recalled for potential loss of ABS and lighting under high-power demand.

2015 Zero Motorcycles recall
Zero is recalling certain model-year 2015 SR, S, DS, and FX motorcycles for a defective DC-DC power converter.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: August 22, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V610000
Component(s): Electrical, Lighting, Brake systems
Potential Number of Units Affected: 96
Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.

THE RECALL: Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model-year 2015 SR, S, DS, and FX motorcycles (see models below). The affected motorcycles have a DC-DC converter that may have insufficient output power. During high power demand, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the converter power output is insufficient, during an ABS activated event, the ABS and all vehicle lights would temporarily stop functioning, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Zero has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the DC-DC converters, replacing ones of a specific type as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on September 16, 2016. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero's number for this recall is SV-ZMC-016-356.

2015 Zero SR recall
2015 Zero SR©Motorcyclist
2015 Zero S recall
2015 Zero S©Motorcyclist
2015 Zero DS recall
2015 Zero DS©Motorcyclist
2015 Zero FX
2015 Zero FX©Motorcyclist

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.