Police officers take note, your Kawasaki Concours 14 patrol bike might be up for a recall. In total, 194 units of Kawasaki’s police Concours 14 and 14ABS motorcycles may have electrical problems, as the added police accessories may cause the 30 amp main fuse to blow, and the wiring harness may chafe, leading to a short-circuit.
Because blowing the main 30 amp fuse will cause the engine to stall, and thus increase the risk of a crash, Kawasaki is recalling these units (made between May 8, 2008, to February 20, 2013), and filed a recall with NHTSA.
With the recall already underway, Kawasaki has notified the affected police departments, and will send trained personnel to repair the motorcycles, free of charge.
Concerned police departments may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381, and reference recall number MC15-02 (note: this recall is an expansion of recalls 12V-134, 13V-370 and 13V-387). As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.