Zero recalls certain 2013 FX and XU motorcycles for battery defect

Publish Date: 
Jul 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Zero Motorcycles is recalling certain 2013 FX and XU models because a manufacturing defect with the sealant material in the battery may allow water to penetrate the battery and contact the cells.

Water penetration into the battery may lead to corrosion of the cells, possibly resulting in a rapid temperature increase and off-gassing of the cells’ electrolyte, which may cause a burn to the rider.

The recall (No. 13V257000) potentially affects 128 units built on or before May 21.

Zero will notify owners, and dealers will replace the battery modules, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in late June. Owners may contact Zero motorcycles at 888-786-9376.

Posted by Arlo Redwine. Photo courtesy Zero Motorcycles