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Kawasaki Recalls Fuel Leaking Ninja Motorcycles


Do you own one of these potential Kawasaki Ninja vehicles, reported to have fuel leaks?
  • 2004 Kawasaki EX250F18
  • 2004 Kawasaki EX250F18L
  • 2005 Kawasaki EX250F19
  • 2005 Kawasaki EX250F19L
  • 2006 Kawasaki EX250F6F
  • 2006 Kawasaki EX250F6FL
  • 2007 Kawasaki EX250F7F
  • 2007 Kawasaki EX250F7FL
Kawasaki is recalling 29,559 Ninja model year 2004 EX 250 F18, EX 250 F18 L, model year 2005 EX250 F19, EX 250 F19 L, model year 2006 EX 250 F6F, EX 250 F6 FL, model year 2007 EX 250 F7 F, and EX 250 F7FL motorcycles.
Kawasaki had been receiving warranty claims for the leaking fuel tanks for almost 3 years. Federal safety officials apparently heard of it and, under federal law, “requested” Kawasaki to tell them what was going on. It took Kawasaki about 5 weeks to comply and then, just a few weeks later, the recall was announced. It didn’t take long for federal safety officials, who are responsible for requiring vehicles with safety defects to be recalled by the manufacturer, to call the defect what it was: dangerous.
The fuel tank may have been punctured or weakened during the manufacturing operation by a fairing mounting screw that was too long for the purpose. Also, the threads of the nut could have been damaged when workers were aligning the fairing with the tank during initial installation, or paint could have blocked the threads. In that case, in an effort to clean the threads, a tap was run into the nut. Kawasaki reports that because the depth of travel of the tap was not properly controlled, the tip of the tap may have punctured the outer surface of the tank.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. A fire on a motorcycle is dangerous at any speed — or even just sitting still!
Not every Ninja motorcycle was recalled. Here’s the reported starting and stopping vehicle identification numbers of the recalled motorcycles:
Model
Year
Begin Vin #
End Vin #
Quantity
EX250-F18
2004
JKAEXMF1..4DA00005
JKAEXMF1..4DA07654
7,600
EX250-F19
2005
JKAEXMF1.. 5DA07709
JKAEXMF1..5DA16375
8,404
EX250F6F
2006
JKAEXMF1.. 6DA13715
JKAEXMF1..6DA27371
10.006
EX250F7F
2007
JKAEXMF1..7DA26468
JKAEXMF1..7DA31302
3,549​
 

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Sooooo what do we do if we own one of these bikes that were recalled?
 

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Take it to a Kawasaki dealership and tell them you're there for a recall. They should take care of everything after that.
 

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Ah, you can look it up on the kawasaki site with your VIN. It will tell you if you need it done. You can also go to the shop it was bought from and look up a history with the VIN. Luckily, mine was done before I bought her :noteeth
 

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I'm looking at an 07 thats a US bike, would I be able to get a recall done in Canada??

I thougth I seen water drip from the bike when I went to see it now I'm thinking it could ahve been fuel... It was clean but I didnt think it was just washed...
 
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