The first of two Kawasaki Ninja 300 recalls involve only the ABS models. On the Kawasaki EX300BDFAL models, the ABS hydraulic unit may have been contaminated with debris during the manufacturing process. The debris can cause the anti-lock braking system to function improperly. The improper functioning of the ABS system can occur unexpectedly, thus causing the potential for a crash resulting in injury or death. Kawasaki dealers will inspect all ABS Ninja 300 motorcycles that fall within the vin range of potentially affected models free of charge and then if needed replace the ABS hydraulic unit. Generally the process of replacing the ABS unit will take approximately 2 hours, but most dealers are still getting the needed replacement parts, and along with scheduling issues, consumers are recommended to contact their nearest Kawasaki dealer as soon as possible to set up the inspection.
The second of the two Kawasaki Ninja 300 recalls include both the ABS and non-ABS models and are a result of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) not being set properly at the factory. The incorrect setting can result in the vehicle stalling under deceleration, once again creating the potential for a crash the can result in injury or death. The replacement of the ECU should take a dealer a little over an hour and both the part and the labor are at no cost to consumers.
Kawasaki Motor Corporation will send a letter to call consumers who own a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 that has a recall issue. Some consumers may actually receive two different letters for the two different Ninja 300 recalls. Anyone who owns a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 and are concerned that their motorcycle may be involved in one of the recalls can contact their nearest dealer or Kawasaki Motor Corporation with the VIN number off the motorcycle and find out immediately if a recall has been issued and then set up an appointment for the repairs.