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    2012 Zero motorcycles being recalled

    Check out this report. Bad news for Zero's finances: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...al-short-fire/
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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    well it was only 218 units, and might be an easy fix. It is a bit of a stretch to go from humidity to short to fire, but whatev.

    they had 667 vehicles recalled before, glad they are taking ownership.
    https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...cycle-recalls/

    I don't imagine the service center at a zero dealer has a lot to do anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcb View Post
    well it was only 218 units, and might be an easy fix. It is a bit of a stretch to go from humidity to short to fire, but whatev.

    they had 667 vehicles recalled before, glad they are taking ownership.
    https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...cycle-recalls/

    I don't imagine the service center at a zero dealer has a lot to do anyway.
    I am pretty sure those bikes are going into the Dumpster. Zero does not support the 2012 and previous models any more as they can no longer get new batteries, motors or many other parts for those older bikes. They are not going to be repaired just dismantled and maybe recycled. Much cheaper than trying to rebuild them with new parts. You will note in the article that the bikes will be brought back by Zero. It says nothing about them being repaired and returned to their owners. So if anyone is planning on creating an electric motorcycle museum you had better hang on to your 2012 Zero and not let Zero or the DOT know where you live. (Also keep around a fire extinguisher if you go riding or when charging your batteries.)
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    Here is an official statement by Zero:

    As a community of Zero motorcycle owners, we want you to be among the first to know about a recall on certain 2012 motorcycles that NHTSA officially published today. The recall only affects model year 2012 Zero S, Zero DS and Zero DSP models. The official recall notice is posted here:
    https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=18V215

    If you own a Zero that is any model year or model aside from the 2012 Zero S, Zero DS and Zero DSP models, then you will not be affected by this recall. If you do own one of these affected models, and we have your info on file, then you should be receiving an official letter from us. We are coordinating with NHTSA on finalizing the official customer notification letter and will mail these no later than April 30. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email us in North America at 2012-recall-na@zeromotorcycles.com or in Europe at 2012-recall-eu@zeromotorcycles.com. We appreciate your commitment to Zero over the last 11 years of riding. Specific to our owners of 2012 Zero S, DS and DSP models, you were among the earliest adopters of our motorcycles and are a critical part of the electric motorcycle movement. We remain committed to providing the best service possible to our consumers and are working to make the recall process as simple and straightforward for you as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Langlois
    Zero Motorcycles Customer Experience Team


    And here is an article about what might have triggered this recall: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/l...ice-catch-fire
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    Sounds to me like a glorious opportunity to upgrade to a new and better bike at a big discount but a bit of inconvenience.
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    As I was riding around today on my Zero, a thought occurred to me. I wonder what will happen to all of the motors, Sevcon controllers, contactor switches, frames, wheels, brakes and other expensive chassis and electronic parts on those 2012 Zeros after the batteries are removed and recycled? I hope they are put back on the market for DIY use, instead of being tossed into the dumpster because that is what will make liability lawyers happy.
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    On my search Zero has 180 employees and this recall is for 218 units. Maybe they should give a bonus this year and let every employee grab a free bike!
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    Should you be interested in this matter, attached is a copy of the certified letter that I received regarding the 2012 Zero recall program. However, I am no longer the owner of this vehicle.
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    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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