CPSC, American Suzuki Motor Corp. Announce Recall of ATVs

July 28, 2005
Alert #05-591
 

CPSC, American Suzuki Motor Corp. Announce Recall of ATVs

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Suzuki 2004-2005 TwinPeaks™ All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Units: About 3,400

Distributor: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif.

Hazard: A significant impact to the front wheel of the ATV while the steering is fully turned to either side can result in suspension damage, wear, and an eventual loss of steering control that could result in injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: American Suzuki Motor Corp. has received seven reports of ball joint separation. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes all 2004-2005 Suzuki LT-V700F TwinPeaks™ ATVs. These ATVs are yellow or blue in color and have "TwinPeaks" written on the fuel tank.

Sold at: Suzuki dealerships nationwide from December 2003 to July 2005 for about $7,100.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled ATV should contact their local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule the free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call the firm toll-free at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.suzukicycles.com

Picture of Recalled ATV