Kawasaki Zx14a6f

Model Zx14a6f made by Kawasaki got 8 consumer complains as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to structure and suspension. There was one recall concerning structure .

Model 2006

Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
STRUCTURE
08V222000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 02/28/2006 to 03/21/2007V (Vehicle)974606/02/2008ODIKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.05/16/200805/19/2008
Defect SummaryKawasaki is recalling certain my 2006-2007 'ninja' zx14 motorcycles. the rear suspension can collapse when a crossmember separates from the frame.
Consequence SummaryFailure of the frame could result in the rear of the motorcycle collapsing creating the possibility of a crash resulting in injury or death.
Corrective SummaryDealers will check the torque of the engine mount adjusting collars and inspect and possibly replace the frame if necessary. the recall began on june 2, 2008. owners may contact kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesCustomers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STRUCTURE - BODY
09/03/20121
 As i was riding in to the harvey tunnel and heard a crack type noise then all a sudden smoke appeared every where. the rear tire was rubbing under the subframe, slowing the bike down. i was able to drag the bike off the road. look under the motorcycle and the rear suspension had collapsed and the crossmember separated from the frame, all i can see is the shock mount hanging off of the frame on the motorcycle. god was on my side! this problem could have possibly caused a fatal accident. *tr
09/03/2012
 As i was riding in to the harvey tunnel and heard a crack type noice thenaf a sudden smoke appeared every where. the rear tire was rubbing under the subframe, slowing the bike down. i was able to drag the bike off the road. look under the motorcycle and the rear suspensoin had collapsed and the crossmember separated from the frame, all i can see is the shock mount hanging off of the frame on the motorcycle. god was on my side! this problem could have possibly caused a fatal accident.
SUSPENSION
09/03/20121
 As i was riding in to the harvey tunnel and heard a crack type noise then all a sudden smoke appeared every where. the rear tire was rubbing under the subframe, slowing the bike down. i was able to drag the bike off the road. look under the motorcycle and the rear suspension had collapsed and the crossmember separated from the frame, all i can see is the shock mount hanging off of the frame on the motorcycle. god was on my side! this problem could have possibly caused a fatal accident. *tr
09/03/2012
 As i was riding in to the harvey tunnel and heard a crack type noice thenaf a sudden smoke appeared every where. the rear tire was rubbing under the subframe, slowing the bike down. i was able to drag the bike off the road. look under the motorcycle and the rear suspensoin had collapsed and the crossmember separated from the frame, all i can see is the shock mount hanging off of the frame on the motorcycle. god was on my side! this problem could have possibly caused a fatal accident.
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
09/03/2012
 As i was riding in to the harvey tunnel and heard a crack type noice thenaf a sudden smoke appeared every where. the rear tire was rubbing under the subframe, slowing the bike down. i was able to drag the bike off the road. look under the motorcycle and the rear suspensoin had collapsed and the crossmember separated from the frame, all i can see is the shock mount hanging off of the frame on the motorcycle. god was on my side! this problem could have possibly caused a fatal accident.