Zero recalls 450 motorcycles

A problem with the brake light switch is behind the recall of 450 Zero motorcycles. The Scotts Valley-based company reports the switch at the front brake lever may not activate when a moderate amount of front braking occurs. That means road users behind the bike will not know that it is slowing down and could lead to a crash and potential injury or death to the rider. The models recalled are model year 2011-12 S, XU and DS motorcycles, as well as 2011 MXD and XD models, plus 2012 X motorcycles. Zero will notify owners and dealers will make the fix free of charge. The recall is to begin around July 16. For information, call Zero at 438-3500. Learn more about this and other recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236 or online at
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