Zero Recalls Motorcycles with Incorrect Bake Pads

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – Zero Motorcycles Inc. will recall 45 model year 2022 Zero SR, Zero SR/F and Zero SR/S hybrid-electric models because they have been manufactured with incorrect rear brake pads.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-940, “The subject motorcycles were manufactured with rear brake pads that are different from the brake pads that were used to certify compliance with FMVSS 122. Accordingly, Zero Motorcycles cannot confirm compliance.”

The motorcycles in question were produced between Nov. 15 and 22, 2021. The manufacturing mistake was discovered by Zero Motorcycles Final Quality Inspection team on Nov. 22nd.

NHTS claims, “If the motorcycles do not comply with FMVSS 122, the rear brakes may not work as intended and a crash without warning could occur.”

No crashes or injuries were reported as a result of the issue. The company’s 500 miles of testing for each did not result in any noticeable differentiation in braking versus the certified pads.

The remedy is replacement of the rear pads with pads which comply with NHTSA standards.

Dealers were scheduled to begin receiving notification Dec. 13th and owners Dec. 20th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. 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.