Suzuki Motor of America has issued a massive recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which affects 68,344 motorcycles. The range of bikes varies considerably (full list after the jump), but the recall stems around the same electrical issue.
According to the recall paperwork, Suzuki’s recalled motoryclces have a defect in the circuit board for their regulator/rectifier power module, which as a result may not charge the battery sufficiently.
This can cause the battery to lose its charge, which in turn could stall the motorcycle. As such, Suzuki Motor of America will begin recalling the affected models, beginning on March 4, 2016. The following bikes are affected:
- 2008-2012 Suzuki AN400
- 2008-2012 Suzuki DL1000
- 2008-2009 Suzuki GSF1250S
- 2008-2010 Suzuki GSX-R600
- 2008-2010 Suzuki GSX-R750
- 2008 Suzuki GSX1300BK
- 2008-2012 Suzuki GSX1300R
- 2008-2010 Suzuki GSX650F
- 2009-2010 Suzuki SFV650
- 2008-2010 Suzuki VLR1800
- 2009-2010 Suzuki VZ1500
As usual, Suzuki will notify affected owners, and Suzuki dealers will replace the regulator/rectifier free of charge.
Concerned owners may contact Suzuki’s customer service line at 1-800-444-5077, and reference Suzuki recall numbers 2A56 to 2A64.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.