The recall affects 13,289 units, according to the agency.
“Due to a gap between the brake pedal and guard, small stone or debris can become trapped, creating a brake drag. This can cause the rear brake to overheat, leading to rear brake damage and lock-up or failure of the rear brakes. The front brakes may also be affected on ZG1400C models,” the agency stated.
Kawasaki said it will notify owners. Dealers are asked to replace the rear master cylinder rod end and remove the brake guard (if installed), free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about July 30.
More information can be found on the NHTSA website.