Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 2,640 units of its Suzuki GSX250R street bike (model years 2018 & 2019) because of an issue that can cause the rear brake light not to illuminate when the brakes are applied.
According to the recall documents, the issue stems from a water intrusion that may corrode the rear brake light switch which can cause the rear brake light to fail to illuminate or remain illuminated continuously when the brake is not applied.
Obviously, the lack of a functioning rear brake light (or one that won’t turn off) creates a safety issue for the rider and those around them, which is why a recall was initiated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To remedy the situation, Suzuki will notify affected owners, and Suzuki dealers will replace the rear brake stop light switch, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019.
Concerned Suzuki GSX250R owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A90. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.