Zero Motorcycles has submitted a recall with the NHTSA that includes units from its entire line-up, built for the 2011 & 2012 model years. The issue stems from a faulty brake light switch, which may not illuminate the rear brake light when the front brake lever is pressed without strong force.
The recall affects 450 units of Zero Motorcycles’ on-road units, which includes the following machines: 2011-2012 Zero DS, 2011 Zero MXD, 2011-2012 Zero S, 2012 Zero X, 2011 Zero XD, 2011-2012 Zero XU. Because the brake light may not illuminate while the motorcycles are under braking, Zero Motorcycles will recall the affected units starting around July 16th.
Zero Motorcycles dealers will inspect and repair, if necessary, the faulty brake lever switch free of charge. Concerned owners can contact Zero Motorcycles at 1-831-438-3500, and as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov, reference NHTSA campaign #: 12V307000.