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ADV NewsKawasaki Issues New Recall On KLX230 Dual Sport Models

Kawasaki Issues New Recall On KLX230 Dual Sport Models

Risk of reduced brake performance triggers recall on 2020-2022 units.

Published on 06.10.2022

Kawasaki Motors USA is recalling certain KLX230 ABS and KLX230 S ABS models due to a brake rotor related issue. It is estimated that a total of 1,923 bikes from model years 2020-2022 are affected by the recall filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

According to the safety report, affected motorcycles had the incorrect front brake rotor installed during production. The recall was triggered after the company’s Japanese distributor discovered that there was a unit installed with a smaller than specified diameter brake disc up front. Kawasaki proceeded to search the dealer inventory and found two more bikes had the same issue. 


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Through an internal investigation it was determined that the wrong front brake disc designed for a different bike model was installed in KLX 230s assembled between September 1st and 7th. Kawasaki mentions that only Japanese-market units were produced on those dates and therefore initiated a foreign recall. However, another report was later received of a unit with the same problem assembled on a date outside that range which prompted Kawasaki to issue a recall in America also.

2022 Kawasaki KLX230 S dual sport motorcycle recall

Models Affected by the recall:

MakeModel Year
KAWASAKIKLX230 ABS2020-2021
KAWASAKIKLX230 S ABS2022

What Could Happen

The NHTSA report states that a brake disc with a smaller than specified diameter could lead to insufficient braking force in severe braking conditions. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 122.

Motorcycles with the wrong brake disc will show part number 41080-0701 as opposed to the correct component 41080-0709.

How To Get It Fixed

Dealers will replace the front brake rotor and pads, as necessary, free of charge. Kawasaki has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification but they state they expect to issue repair information to dealers in late June of 2022. 

Owners may contact Kawasaki Motor’s customer service for recall number MC22-04 at 1-866-802-9381 or the NHTSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. You can also check if your bike is involved in the recall by entering its VIN number at www.nhtsa.gov.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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