The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager, Voyager ABS and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero and Vaquero ABS motorcycles manufactured February 2, 2009, to March 20, 2015. The recall involves 11,836 vehicles.

In the affected vehicles, an ignition wire may chafe due to contact with the fuel tank, causing a short circuit and possible engine stall, which could result in a crash.

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Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Recall Announced

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NHTSA says Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will install additional shielding and padding to prevent the ignition wire from shorting.  Any ignition wiring that has damage will be replaced, and these repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki's number for this recall is MC15-10.

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) range is JKBVNRJ1XBA000027 to JKBVNRK15FA006760, non-sequential.

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