The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a recall for the 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300, citing that a loose tail light socket might allow the bulb to fall out of the assembly.
As you would expect, this would cause the tail light to no longer function, which would be a safety hazard to Kawasaki Versys-X 300 owners when they use their brakes, as well as when they ride at night. In total, about 1,900 units are affected by the recall.
To fix the issue, Kawasaki will notify affected owners, and Kawasaki dealers will replace the tail light socket, free of charge. However, Kawasaki has not yet provided a notification schedule for this recall, so stay tuned for timing.
Concerned Versys-X 300 owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.