Things aren’t going so well for Zero Motorcycles, as the electric motorcycle manufacturer has submitted a second recall to the NHTSA, this one for the 2012 model line-up. Recalling 254 units because of insufficient weatherproofing, the motorcycles may be subject to an electrical short inside the battery management system (BMS) during wet conditions. A short-circuit could cause the electric motorcycle to cut power, which could potentially cause an accident (the recall notice from the NHTSA says nothing about possibility of electrocution).
The recall affects all of Zero Motorcycles’ 2012 models, which includes: the Zero S, Zero DS, Zero X, Zero XU, and the Zero XU-LSM. Zero will notify affected owners, and Zero dealers will repair the issue free of charge, with the recall expected to take place on, or near, July 16th. Concerned owners can contact Zero at 1-888-786-9376, and as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov, reference NHTSA campaign #: 12V310000.