Recall #: 2018178
Models Involved: 2012 Zero S, DS, DSP
Number of Vehicles: 27
Problem: On certain motorcycles, the cell pouches within the battery packs may wear against their holders, which may lead to a breach of their outer layers, potentially allowing humidity to penetrate the pouch. Should humidity penetrate a pouch, it could lead to cell separator decay, which could allow an internal short within the cell and increase the risk of a fire causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Zero Motorcycles is unable to replace the battery pack as a solution. Affected owners will be offered a choice of either the repurchase of their motorcycle or a financial trade assist towards a newer model year Zero model motorcycle.
(Note: This is the Canadian version of the recall we told you about here.)