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Suzuki Motor of America recall DL650A V-Strom motorcycles

A drive chain link may not have been riveted

Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 103 model year 2014 DL650A V-Strom motorcycles manufactured January 20, 2014, through January 21, 2014.

A drive chain link in the affected vehicles may not have been riveted by the supplier when being manufactured. If the drive chain link was not riveted, the chain may come off, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the drive chains of the affected motorcycles. For any unsold motorcycles with a drive chain link that is not riveted, Suzuki dealers will replace the non-riveted link with a drive chain joint set.

For any motorcycles that have been sold to retail customers with a drive chain link that is not riveted, Suzuki dealers will replace the drive chain and the front and rear sprockets, free of charge. The recall began on May 27, 2014.

Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-572-1490. Suzuki's number for this recall is 2A39.

Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 103 model year 2014 DL650A V-Strom motorcycles manufactured January 20, 2014, through January 21, 2014. A drive chain...
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Suzuki recalls Forenzas and Renos

The headlamp switch or the daytime running light module could melt

Suzuki Motor of America is recalling184,244 model year 2004-2008 Forenza vehicles, and 2005-2008 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008.

Heat may be generated in the headlamp switch or daytime running light (DRL) module of the affected vehicles, which could melt the headlamp switch or the DRL module, increasing the risk of a fire.

Suzuki will notify owners but the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development.

Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is XA.

Suzuki Motor of America is recalling184,244 model year 2004-2008 Forenza vehicles, and 2005-2008 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 1, 2003, through...
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Suzuki recalls SX4 vehicles

The bolts that fasten the drive plate to the torque converter may loosen and come out

Suzuki is recalling 142 model year 2013 SX4 vehicles manufactured December 26, 2012, through February 4, 2013 and equipped with a continuously variable transmission.

The bolts that fasten the drive plate to the torque converter may not have been installed with sufficient torque and may loosen and come out. The detached bolts can get caught between the drive plate and cylinder block, which may cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the torque converter bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013.

Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-572-1490. Suzuki's recall number is VE.

Suzuki is recalling 142 model year 2013 SX4 vehicles manufactured December 26, 2012, through February 4, 2013 and equipped with a continuously variable tra...
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Suzuki Pulls Out of U.S. Car Market

Its cars sell great in India, but in the U.S., not so much

Suzuki makes a great motorcycle, we're told, and it's the No. 1 automaker in India. But its sales in the U.S. have been barely detectable the last few years and now the company says it's packing up and shipping out. 

American Suzuki Motor Corp., Suzuki's sole U.S. distributor, said today it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will stop selling new cars immediately. It said it will continue to honor warranties and provide parts for Suzukis already on the road.

The company blamed the decision on poor sales, high costs and stringent safety and pollution regulations. Customers haven't exactly been ecstatic about their cars so the company's demise may not result in public outbursts of remose.

"My car is a Forenza Station Wagon 2006. In 2008, the dealer replaced my transmission. Now 4 years later, I need another one," Deborah of Matthews, N.C., wrote in a ConsumerAffairs posting recently. "I contacted the corporate office and they said they couldn't do anything for me. ... There is no way a car should need two transmissions in 6 years."

Deborah was far from the only consumer to experience serious transmission problems without receiving any help from Suzuki. David of Gulfport, Miss., bought a 2008 Firenza with a 100,000-mile drive-train warranty for his daughter, who took it to Hawaii.

"Once there, the transmission started having problems so she took it to the only Suzuki dealer on the island. They said they would not honor the warranty because Suzuki would not let them have any 2008 models?" David said. "Something needs to be done about this. My daughter can barely afford to live there, let alone pay for a new transmission."

Consumers rate Suzuki

Suzuki started selling cars in the U.S. in 1985 and sold a high of 102,000 vehicles in 2007. But its growth was sidelined by the financial crisis of 2008 and never quite got back on track. The company sold just 26,000 in the last year.

Suzuki began a slow disappearing act earlier this year when it skipped several major auto shows, suspended its social media activity and slashed national television advertising. It also dropped 32 dealers last year and even canceled its subscription to J.D. Power & Associates’ customer satisfaction data.

The company's cars often came in near the bottom of governmental and independent safety te

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Suzuki Recalls Forenzas and Renos

A possible headlight failure puts drivers at risk

Suzuki is recalling more than 101,600 model year 2004-2006 Forenza and model year 2005-2006 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 23, 2003, through March 7, 2006. 

Increased resistance due to poor contact between the terminals of certain wires can generate heat that can melt the splice pack used to connect the power circuit wires for the headlamps. This can result in intermittent or total loss of low/high beam headlamp function. 

If the headlamps fail to function, this will lead to reduced driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Suzuki will notify owners, and Suzuki dealers will reconnect the affected wires with two heat-shrink crimps, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040.

Suzuki is recalling more than 101,600 model year 2004-2006 Forenza and model year 2005-2006 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 23, 2003, through Mar...
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American Suzuki Recalls KingQuad ATVs

Fuel tanks can leak

American Suzuki is recalling about 29,000 Suzuki KingQuad ATVs. Some KingQuad ATV’s plastic fuel tanks were improperly manufactured and can develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.

American Suzuki has received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported.

This recall is for the following Suzuki KingQuad models: all 2008 to 2010 LT-A450X models, all 2009 to 2010 LT-A500X models, all 2008 to 2010 LT-A750X models and 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models manufactured before December 11, 2010. The words “Suzuki KingQuad"” are on the left and right sides of the fuel tank housing. Model numbers are on the left and right lower side panels above the footrests.

Suzuki ATV dealers sold the ATVs nationwide from July 2007 through February 2011 for between $6,600 and $9,500. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models should call their local Suzuki ATV dealer to determine if their ATV is subject to this recall. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki.

For more information, contact Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.suzukicycles.com

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Suzuki Recalling Motorcycles

Electrical problem can cause stalling, increasing the risk of a crash

American Suzuki Motor Corp. is recalling 73,426 motorcycles from the model years 2008-1010. 

     Vehicle Make / Model:                Model Year(s):

     SUZUKI / AN400                           2008-2009

     SUZUKI / DL1000                          2008-2009

     SUZUKI / GSF1250                        2008-2009

     SUZUKI / GSX-R600                      2008-2009

     SUZUKI / GSX-R750                      2008-2009

     SUZUKI / GSX1300B                      2008

     SUZUKI / GSX1300R                      2008-2010

     SUZUKI / GSX650F                        2008-2009

     SUZUKI / SFV650                          2009-2010

     SUZUKI / VL800                            2008-2010

     SUZUKI / VLR1800                        2008-2009

     SUZUKI / VZ1500                          2009-2010 

The vehicles are equipped with regulator/rectifier assemblies, Suzuki part numbers 32800-41f11, 32800-15h10, 32800-05h11, 32800-41g10, 32800-15h00, 32800-18h00, 32800-05g10, 32800-10g10, 32800-05h20, or 32800-06g01. 

Some regulator/rectifier assemblies were produced with insufficient adhesion between the power module (circuit board) and the rectifier case that contains a heat sink to dissipate heat. Due to insufficient adhesion, heat generated on the power module circuit board can cause the circuit board to deform, and lift of the case. 

This condition causes excessive heat on the circuit board and uncontrolled electric current output, which can result in insufficient charging current being provided to the motorcycle battery. This can cause discharge of the battery and can lead to engine stalling and/or a no-start condition. Engine stalling while riding can increase the risk of a crash. 

Suzuki will notify owners and Suzuki distributors will replace the regulator/rectifier with an improved part free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about March 2, 2011. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040. 

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go online.

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Suzuki Recalls Grand Vitara, SX4

Drive belt problem could cause stalling, overheating, power steering failure

Suzuki is recalling about 32,000 2009-2011 Grand Vitaras and 2010-2011 SX4s.

The company said the tension adjuster pulley for the drive belt has a defective spring that can break, causing the belt to be adjusted improperly. This could lead to the engine overheating, the battery discharging and the engine stalling. Also, the power steering could fail.

Dealers will replace the pulley with an improved part when the recall begins in mid-February.

Owners may contract Suzuki about Recall No. SM at 1-887-697-8985 or at www.suzukiauto.com.

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Suzuki Recalls QuadSport ATVs


Suzuki is recalling about 1,355 QuadSport all terrain vehicles. The flame arrester screen can become detached from its mounting ring, preventing the throttle valve from returning to the idle position when the throttle lever is released and causing the rider to lose control of the ATV. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.

American Suzuki has received two reports of flame arrester screens detaching from the mounting ring. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all Suzuki 2009 model year LT-Z400K9 (QuadSport Z400) and LT-Z400ZK9 (QuadSport Z400 Special Edition) ATVs. "QuadSport Z400" or "QuadSport Z400Z" is written on the sides and left front fender of the ATV. "Suzuki" is written on the sides of the ATV.

The ATVs, made in Japan, were sold at Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from September 2008 through June 2010 for between $6,500 and $6,700.

Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki.

For more information, consumers can contact Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.suzukicycles.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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Suzuki Recalls GSX Motorcycles

GSX motorcycles recalled by Suzuki.

February 2, 2009
Suzuki is recalling about 26,000 of its GSX-R1000 motorcycles from the 2005-2006 model years.

Cracking or breakage of the motorcycle frame can occur in certain extreme situations. Repeated hard landings from hazardous maneuvers -- such as extended wheelies or other stunts -- may generate sufficient stress to cause the problem, the company said.

Dealers will inspect the frame for cracks. If cracks are found, the frame will be replaced. If no cracks are found, a frame reinforcement brace will be attached.

The campaign began on January 21.

Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-714-572-1490.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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Suzuki Recalls Eiger ATV for Fire Hazard

March 10, 2006
American Suzuki Motor Corp. is recalling about 1,900 2005 model year Eiger ATVs because of a potential fire hazard.

Some of the ATVs were assembled with an improperly manufactured plastic fuel tank. The thin portion of these tanks could develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.

The recall involves certain Suzuki 2005 model year LT-F400FK5 and LT-A400FK5 (Eiger) ATVs. These models are available in yellow, green, or red. Below is a list of make, model and vehicle identification numbers (VIN) involved in the recall.

Year/MakeModelVehicle Identification
2005 Eiger 4WD 5-SpeedLT-F400FK55SAAK46A*57105591 ~ 5SAAK46A*57106610
2005 Eiger 4WD AutoLT-A400FK55SAAK46K*57108892 ~ 5SAAK46K*57110274

Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from March 2005 through February 2006 for between $5,200 and $5,350.

Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent direct notice from Suzuki. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call Suzuki toll-free at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.suzukicycles.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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Suzuki Eiger ATVs

September 9, 2004
Suzuki is recalling the Eiger QuadRunner ATV because of mislocated welds securing the upper front suspension arm mounting brackets to the frame.

The mounting bracket could break off during riding, reducing rider control and resulting in loss of control of the ATV. Loss of control could result in a crash and severe personal injury or death.

The 2004 model year four-wheel drive Eiger ATVs are affected by this recall. The model numbers are LT-A400FK4 (for automatic transmission) and LT-F400FK4 (for manual transmission). The ATVs with mislocated welds were produced from May 19 through May 25, 2004. The ATVs are red, yellow, or green.

The units were sold at Suzuki dealers nationwide from May 28 through August 16 for $5149 (manual transmission) or $5299 (automatic transmission).

Remedy: Free inspection and repair at dealership. Call your Suzuki dealer for an appointment to have your Eiger ATV inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

Consumer Contact: Call 800-444-5077 to find the nearest Suzuki dealer.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



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