Suzuki Recalls 70,000+ Motorcycles for Faulty Rectifier

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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 website.

Affected Model Affected Model Year
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

Source: NHTSA