Suzuki Recalls 70,000+ Motorcycles for Faulty Rectifier

02/25/2011 @ 2:56 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Suzuki Recalls 70,000+ Motorcycles for Faulty Rectifier 2009 Suzuk GSXR 600 635x422

If you’ve bought a Suzuki motorcycle in the past few years, you might want to check out the list for the Japanese company’s latest motorcycle recall. Affecting 73,426 motorcycles from various product lines and model years (2008-2010), Suzuki has discovered a faulty electrical rectifier/regulator in its design that needs replacing.

According to the recall, rectifiers/regulators on bikes built between July 2007 and September 2009 have an inadequate amount of adhesion between the power module and the case, which results in the unit not sufficiently being cooled by its heat sink (affected Suzuki part numbers are: 32800-41F11, 32800-15H10, 32800-05H11, 32800-41G10, 32800-15H00, 32800-18H00, 32800-05G10, 32800-10G10, 32800-05H20, OR 32800-06G01). As a result the unit’s circuit board could warp, and become dislodged from its casing.

Should the rectifier/regulator start malfunctioning because of this condition, the motorcycle would improperly charge its electrical system, likely draining the battery, and possibly causing the motorcycle to stall. Suzuki will notify owners affected by the issue, and a Suzuki distributor will replace the affected part for free. The recall is expected to take place March 2, 2011, the affected models are listed below. Concerned Suzuki owners can contact Suzuki 1-714-996-7040, and as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 or at the safercar.gov website.

Affected ModelAffected Model Year
Suzuki / AN4002008-2009
Suzuki / DL10002008-2009
Suzuki / GSF12502008-2009
Suzuki / GSX-R6002008-2009
Suzuki / GSX-R7502008-2009
Suzuki / GSX1300B2008
Suzuki / GSX1300R2008-2010
Suzuki / GSX650F2008-2009
Suzuki / SFV6502009-2010
Suzuki / VL8002008-2010
Suzuki / VLR18002008-2009
Suzuki / VZ15002009-2010

Source: NHTSA

Comment:

  1. Andre says:

    Shame Ducati won’t acknowledge and fix it’s rectifier issues. Good on Suzuki!

  2. Sean says:

    hhhhmmm, lots of rectifier problems on the 06/07 600 and 750′s.

  3. Mike (Vancouver BC) says:

    Last summer there was backorder on rectifiers! I had to wait 1 month on my GSXR600 K9 to receive a new rectifier on my bike that had only 48km on it! I wrote to Suzuki Canada in July 2010 and they’ve still haven’t replied or said anything. I’m sure Suzuki USA would of responded a long time ago. Boo Suzuki Canada! Shame on you! It’s bad enough that we pay more for our bikes here in Canada than the US, the least Suzuki Canada can do is acknowledge our existane as customers.
    Anyways enogh said, for the rest of you people out there with defected rectifiers. You really got three options… 1. Call your local dealership to see if they got the new rectifiers in stock and get it done now befor the season begins…(Duh).. 2. If it’s too late and there’s a back order, glue a CPU fan on it to prevent it from frying the rectifier, that way you can enjoy the bike till they get them in stock.. 3. Write to Suzuki Canada and read them the Riot Act, those bastards in Toronto deserve it. :p

  4. Suzuki Recalls 70,000 Motorcycles for Faulty Rectifier http://goo.gl/jxxdF Is your bike on the list? Mine isn't.

  5. Mike (Vancouver BC) says:

    What year and model is your bike?

  6. Ray(Australia) says:

    Does this list include bikes sold in Australia?

  7. Mike 2 says:

    Mike vancouver. What riot act re what topic what is the going to so. Also the recall came out now. They probably knew something was up but needed to wait and see what the issue is and how to rectify it. Manufactures don’t issue recalls that fast without proper tests,