Kawasaki is recalling 9,460 units of its 2009 & 2010 Kawasaki KLX 250 dirt bikes because the fuel tank may leak at the spot weld(s) on the side mount tabs. Caused by excessive clearance between the fuel tank and frame-mounted rubber damper, the fuel leakage at the welding point(s) could ignite and cause a dangerous explosion.
Accordingly, dealers will inspect and correct the fuel tank clearance problem free of charge. Concerned Kawasaki KLX 250 owners can contact Kawasaki’s customer service department at 1-866-802-9381 (referencing Kawasaki Safety Recall No. MC11-04), and as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and www.safercar.gov.