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How can I find out if my Kawasaki vehicle has an outstanding Recall or F.D.M.?
Can I take my Kawasaki product to any authorized Kawasaki dealer for Recall/FDM work?
What is the difference between a Recall and a Factory Directed Modification (FDM)?
If I take my Kawasaki out of the country, will my warranty still be valid?

How can I find out if my Kawasaki vehicle has an outstanding Recall or F.D.M.?

  • The vehicle identification number or hull identification number is required to check for repair campaigns. *Note* All Jet Ski HIN from 1995 and newer start with "US-KAW".
  • You may contact your local Kawasaki dealer, who can check the repair history of the unit on their Kawasaki computer system.
  • You can enter your HIN/VIN on the Vehicle Information Section of kawasaki.com to see the outstanding recalls or FDM's.
  • You may also contact Consumer Services to see if a factory repair has been completed.

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Can I take my Kawasaki product to any authorized Kawasaki dealer for Recall/FDM work?

We prefer that you return to your selling dealer, as sometimes parts are allocated to dealers based upon the number of units retailed at that dealership.

If you are not near your selling dealer, any authorized Kawasaki dealer may perform the recall/FDM work.

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What is the difference between a Recall and a Factory Directed Modification (FDM)?

  • Recall bulletins are of the highest priority and must be acted upon immediately to ensure your safety and comply with requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Consumer Product Safety Act, or United States Coast Guard. You will be notified via a letter from Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. if a recall is ever issued on your vehicle. This is a good reason to notify KMC of a change in ownership or address.
  • FDM/Factory Directed Modification bulletins fall into two categories: Immediate Repair or Immediate Inspection/Repair only as Required. You will be notified via a letter from Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. if your vehicle is eligible for FDM action. This is a good reason to notify KMC of a change in ownership or address.

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If I take my Kawasaki out of the country, will my warranty still be valid?

No. The Kawasaki Limited Warranty for U.S. product is only valid on units that are in the United States.

Additionally, if any recalls are pending for a Kawasaki, they must be performed by a U.S. Kawasaki dealer before the unit is taken out of the United States.

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