Kawasaki USA recalls Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki USA has ordered recall for the MY 2020 Ninja ZX-10R sports bike. The recall is said to be issued due to an apparent programming fault in the Engine Control Unit (ECU). Apart from the 2020 Ninja ZX-10R, certain 2019 models have also been affected.

By: Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 05 Jun 2020, 13:35 PM
Follow us on:
Follow us on:
2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

The error in the ECU causes the engine to backfire when the qucikshifter is used at higher rpms (high engine load). As per a defect notice issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects as many as 1,529 Kawasaki motorcycles.

Also Read : How MS Dhoni assembles his bikes; wife Sakshi Dhoni gives a hilarious insight

Bikes such as 2019-2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, 2019-2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS and 2019-2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RT ABS KRT Edition have been affected.

Also check these Bikes

Find more Bikes
Pure Ev Epluto 7g Max (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.15 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Kawasaki Ninja Zx-10r (HT Auto photo)
₹ 12.80 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Kawasaki Ninja 650 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 5.89 - 6.61 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Kawasaki Ninja 300 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 2.98 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Kawasaki Ninja 1000sx (HT Auto photo)
₹ 10.79 - 11.40 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Kawasaki Ninja 400 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 4.99 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

As per the official defect document submitted by the Japanese bike maker, the faulty ECU programming causes the engine to backfire when the quickshifter is used at higher rpms. The repetitive backfiring of the engine may deform or break the air suction valve. This component is used to help limit engine emissions.

Also, prolonged usage could even result in some severe consequences since the breakage of suction valve could force exhaust gases to flow backwards in the exhaust system. This could either melt engine components or cause fire in the most extreme cases.

The company will get in touch with the affected customers personally and will invite them for the participation in the recall which begins from June 8.

The ECU will be reprogrammed and the air suction valve and surrounding components will be checked for possible damage. If required, parts will be replaced totally free of charge. The details of the affected units such as production dates and VIN (Vehicle Identification Numbers) are over the NHTSA website.

Also Read : India flattened wrong curve: Rajiv Bajaj tells Rahul Gandhi on Covid-19 battle

Kawasaki India has recently launched the new Ninja 1000SX BS 6 and the Z650 BS 6.

First Published Date: 05 Jun 2020, 13:28 PM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard (Car Duster)
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
SHAYONAM Dent Removal Kit - Powerful Car Dent Repair Kit - Suction Cup Dent Puller Handle Lifter and Dent Repair Puller for Car Body Dent, Glass, Tiles and Mirror (Plastic)
Rs. 399
40% OFF
MelodySusie Portable Electric Nail Drill Professional Cleaner Dust Collection/Lighting 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner 120W High-Power Handheld Wireless Vacuum Cleaner Home Car Dual-use USB Rechargeable (Black)
Rs. 599 Rs. 999
42% OFF
Boldfit Cycle Pump for Bicycle Portable Air Pump for Cycle and Bike Foot Balloon Pump Machine for Balloon High Pressure Cycle Air Pump for Bicycle, Car, Football Pump, Pump for Cycle Tyre Black
Rs. 349 Rs. 599

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.