Suzuki has a recall out on 6,928 motorcycles because of a fuel pump O-ring that have been twisted during installation, and therefore is causing fuel leaks on three motorcycle models from the Japanese brand. The affected bikes include the Suzuki GSX-R1000 family (2017), the Suzuki V-Strom 650 family (2017-2018), and the Suzuki GSX-S750 (2018).
The issue was originally spotted on the V-Strom 650, by Suzuki’s Japanese distributor. In the process of this recall, Suzuki has had to change its testing methods for fuel tank leaks in order to accurately diagnose the issue – extending the amount of time it pressurizes the fuel tank with air, in order to show leakage.
The company also changed the tightening procedure it uses for attaching the fuel pump to the fuel tanks because of this recall, as well as the O-ring shape for these affected models.
With a growing numbers of cases where V-Strom 650 bikes resulted in having the fuel leak, Suzuki decided to recall that machine along with the GSX-R1000 and GSX-S750, since they use the same fuel pump / O-ring assembly.
To remedy the situation, Suzuki will notify owners of these affected motorcycles, and Suzuki dealers will replace the fuel pump O-ring and the fuel tank inner vessel, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin in October 2018.
Concerned Suzuki owners may contact Suzuki Motor of America’s customer service line at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s recall numbers for this case are 2A86-2A88. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov