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Kawasaki has issued a recall notice through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for certain 2009-2013 Concours 14 and Concours 14ABS motorcycles modified for use by police departments. The potentially 194 affected units were manufactured from May 8, 2008 to February 20, 2013. According to the notice, “the additional police accessories may cause the 30-amp main fuse to blow. Also, the additional police wiring harness may chafe leading to a short, which may blow the main fuse.”The notice goes on to indicate that “if a fuse blows, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.”
Kawasaki has notified police departments with affected models and plans to send factory trained personnel to conduct repairs. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381 for more details.
Owners may also check the NHTSA website, www.safercar.gov, for more information or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V117000.