Zero Electric Motorcycles Recalled for Defective Brake System

The ABS and HCU system on three models could be programmed with incorrect vehicle information.

Three Zero electric motorcycle models recalled
The 2017 Zero S is one of three models on the recall list with a brake system that may have been configured with the incorrect model profile. If/when braking triggers the ABS, the incorrect ABS profile on these subject motorcycles will not behave as intended, which could increase the risk of a crash.Photo: Zero
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: March 7, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V145000
Component(s): Brake System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61
Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.

THE RECALL: Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S, DS, and FXS electric motorcycles. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) hydraulic control unit (HCU) may have been configured with the wrong vehicle model information, possibly causing the ABS to function improperly.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash.

2017 Zero FXS brake recall
2017 Zero FXSPhoto: Zero Motorcycles
The 2017 Zero DS recalled for faulty brake system
2017 Zero DSPhoto: Zero Motorcycles

THE FIX: Zero will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the HCU, or replace it as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 20, 2017. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero's number for the recall is SV-ZMC-017-363.

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.