Kawasaki recalls 13,000 Concours for brake system fix

Publish Date: 
Jul 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Highway Transportation Safety Division today announced that Kawasaki is recalling certain 2008-2012 Concours 14 (ZG1400 A/B/C/D) motorcycles to fix a problem with the brake system.

The recall affects 13,289 units, according to the agency.

"Due to a gap between the brake pedal and guard, small stone or debris can become trapped, creating a brake drag. This can cause the rear brake to overheat, leading to rear brake damage and lock-up or failure of the rear brakes. The front brakes may also be affected on ZG1400C models," the agency stated.

Kawasaki said it will notify owners. Dealers are asked to replace the rear master cylinder rod end and remove the brake guard (if installed), free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about July 30.

Posted by Mary Slepicka