Kawasaki recalls 11,000 Ninjas to fix stalling issue

Publish Date: 
Aug 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kawasaki is recalling 11,000 Ninja 300s from the 2013 model year to fix an electrical problem that may cause the bike to stall during deceleration, NHTSA announced today.

The problem is related to an "improper setting in the Electronic Control Unit (ECU)," the recall noted.

The recall (Campaign No. 13V328000) affects an estimated 11,097 Ninja 300 and 300 ABS motorcycles manufactured from July 16, 2012, through April 27, 2013.

The issue arose from owner complaints, forum postings and EWR field report data, according to the agency, that indicated the Ninja engines were "stalling when the operator reduces throttle input." 

Kawasaki is notifying owners; dealers are asked to replace the ECU. The recall is expected to begin in mid-August.

Posted by Mary Slepicka