Kawasaki Vn1600-a1



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Kawasaki Vn1600-a1 2003 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
04V023000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 06/01/2002 to 02/28/2003V (Vehicle)695802/02/2004MFRKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.01/12/200401/15/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain 2003 vulcan 1500 classic, 1500 drifter, 2003-2004 1500 mean streak, 2003 1600 classic, and 2003-2004 nomad fl model motorcycles, high oil pressure upon a cold start-up can deform the oil filter cartridge.
Consequence SummaryThis could cause oil to leak from the oil filter, which could result in a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the oil filter. owner notification began on february 2, 2004. owners should contact kawasaki at 1-949-770-0400.
NotesKawasaki recall no. mc04-04.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
04V063000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 10/01/2002 to 11/30/2003V (Vehicle)585002/17/2004MFRKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.02/18/200402/20/2004
Defect SummaryOn certain motorcycles, the muffler brackets could crack allowing the muffler to become loose and potentially separate from the main exhaust pipes.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will reinforce the muffler brackets. owner notification began on february 17, 2004. owners should contact kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
07V216000KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.from 12/13/2002 to 04/07/2003V (Vehicle)435206/25/2007ODIKAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.05/17/200705/21/2007
Defect SummaryOn certain motorcycles, the fuel tank is mounted to the chassis by means of tabs that are spot welded to the tank, then braised/welded around a portion of their circumference.
Consequence SummaryUnder certain conditions, repeated stress can crack the tank at the location of the tabs, and allow fuel to leak.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the fuel tank. the recall began on june 25, 2007. owners may contact kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administrationcustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
Kawasaki Vn1600-a1 2003 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
PE07005KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.01/26/200705/23/2007FUEL TANK LEAKS07V216000
 This pe was opened on the basis of ewr dealer field reports submitted by kawasaki.subsequently, kawasaki notified nhtsa that it is recalling the subject motorcycles (nhtsa no. 07v-216) to address the fuel tank leaks.
Kawasaki Vn1600-a1 2003 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
08/01/200516000205/21/2003
 Dt: the contact stated that there was a hairline crack in the fuel tank. he first noticed the problem because of the smell of leaking fuel. also, where the exhaust pipe bracket connects to the muffler was weak from stress crack failures. there was a recall for the exhaust pipe issue, which was repaired under the recall. now, the exhaust pipe has a welding problem. *ak
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
05/01/201268000
 Fuel tank started to leak while sitting in garage, fuel was puddling on the floor. further investigation revealed that the tank was leaking where the mounting plate is attached to the fuel tank. corresponds with recall #07v216000 issued in june 2007. a vin search on kawasaki's website resulted in a notice that this vehicle was not affected by the recall, however the tanks is leaking as described by the mentioned recall.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE
08/01/200516000205/21/2003
 Dt: the contact stated that there was a hairline crack in the fuel tank. he first noticed the problem because of the smell of leaking fuel. also, where the exhaust pipe bracket connects to the muffler was weak from stress crack failures. there was a recall for the exhaust pipe issue, which was repaired under the recall. now, the exhaust pipe has a welding problem. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - MOUNTING
06/30/200519700103/23/2003
 Unexpected gas sleakage from gas tank. no accident or any other incident to justify the leak. tank will have to be removed and rewelded. leakage amounts to 1/2 teaspoon a day. concerend about housing vehice in garage
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
03/12/2006350001
 I was traveling north on state road 17 from dayton bike week when my kawasaki vulcan 1600 started to make a high pitched winding noise then the cover just before the dive shaft shoot off in to the traffic behind me, then the motor cycle caught fire. i pulled of the road and a bystander had some water in a cooler we extinguished the fire, i put my bike in the shop at jacksonville power sport it was there for about a month they said all they could do was replace the wiring harness which came out to over $900.00 now its at another kawasaki shop in jacksonville and they are having problems fixing it to. so far they have changed the final gear drive and now they say it might be a bevel gear that is not lined up right. *jb
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
03/12/2006350001
 I was traveling north on state road 17 from dayton bike week when my kawasaki vulcan 1600 started to make a high pitched winding noise then the cover just before the dive shaft shoot off in to the traffic behind me, then the motor cycle caught fire. i pulled of the road and a bystander had some water in a cooler we extinguished the fire, i put my bike in the shop at jacksonville power sport it was there for about a month they said all they could do was replace the wiring harness which came out to over $900.00 now its at another kawasaki shop in jacksonville and they are having problems fixing it to. so far they have changed the final gear drive and now they say it might be a bevel gear that is not lined up right. *jb
Car dealers selling Kawasaki Vn1600-a1
StateCityZipNamePhone
CAEL CAJON92020QUINSEY KAWASAKI619-4420678
TXGARLAND75041AMERICAN KWASAKI972-840-8440