Wednesday, January 20

Zero Motorcycles Recalls Bikes for Brake Issue

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – Zero Motorcycles has notified the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it will recall 659 2020 Zero SR/F and SR/S hybrid-electric models that were manufactured with a faulty front-brake-light switch.

The faulty switch might allow water intrusion which could lead to the switch losing functionality. According to NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 20V-704 two potential conditions than might occur, both of which could lead to a crash:

“If the front brake switch fails to operate, the rear brake light will not illuminate when the rider applies the front brake only; it will still illuminate if the rear brake is applied. If the motorcycle is in cruise control mode and the front brake switch fails to operate, the cruise control mode will not be interrupted by the application of the front brake only; it will still be interrupted by the application of the rear brake or by pressing the cruise control button,” the report stated.

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Zero Motorcycles is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this defect, according to the report.

The potentially faulty switches will be replaced at no charge to dealers or customers.

The company will begin alerting dealers Nov. 16th and registered customers Nov. 30th.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.