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Kawasaki Issues Recall On 09-10 Ninja 250R

Chaparral Motorsports
February 22, 2010

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, Kawasaki is recalling 2009 & 2010 NINJA 250R (EX250J9F/L, J9FA/L, JAF/L, JAFA/L) models sold in the U.S. Kawasaki has initiated a Recall campaign to inspect all eligible units for crankcase leaks using ressurized air. Crankcases found to be leaking will be repaired with epoxy.

Letter provided by Kawasaki Motor Corp

Dear Kawasaki Motorcycle Owner:

This notice has been sent to you in accordance with requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

The reason for this notice:

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in 2009 & 2010 NINJA 250R (EX250J9F/L, J9FA/L, JAF/L, JAFA/L) models. On eligible units, oil leaking from the engine during operation could drip or spray onto the rear tire creating the risk of a crash, possibly resulting in injury or death.

What Kawasaki and your dealer will do:

Your Kawasaki dealer will correct this problem for you at no charge. The correction will consist of inspecting the crankcase and repairing it if required. The inspection will take up to 30 minutes but may take longer due to scheduling at the dealership. The repair, if required, will take up to 13 hours but may take longer due to scheduling at the dealership and the time to obain required parts.

What you must to do to ensure your safety:

Please call your authorized Kawasaki motorcycle dealer to schedule an appointment and take this letter with you at the time of your appointment.

If you need help:

If you have questions or concerns that your dealer is not able to resolve, please Contact Kawasaki's Consumer Services Department at (866) 802-9381 (toll-free) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Please have your Vehicle Identification Number ready when calling. If your dealer fails or is unable to remedy this defect without charge within a reasonable amount of time (60 days after your first attempt to obtain remedy), you may submit a written complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 (888) 327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to

If you received this notice in error:

Our records indicate you are the current owner of the 2009 or 2010 NINJA 250R described in this letter. If you no longer have the vehicle described in this letter, please help us to update our records at by clicking on the "OWNER INFO" link or by calling Kawasaki toll free at (866) 802-9381. Federal regulation requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.


If you have experienced the failure described above prior to receiving this letter and have paid to have it corrected, you may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement for your documented cost of repair(s). To apply for reimbursement, please send copies of current owner and VIN information along with copies of repair orders and payment confirmation to the following address:

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

ATTN: Consumer Services Department

P.O. Box 25252

Santa Ana, California 92799-5252

Please note the following conditions for reimbursement:

  • Only repairs specifically related to this recall are eligible for reimbursement. Other expenses such as towing, rental, and accommodations will not be refunded.
  • Claims may be excluded if proper documentation is not included. Current owner and VIN information along with copies of repair orders and payment confirmation must be provided.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your continued satisfaction with your Kawasaki motorcycle.


    Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
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