CPSC, American Suzuki Motor Corporation Announce Recall of 2004 & 2005 Eiger™ and Vinson® ATVs

December 7, 2004
Alert #05-521
 

CPSC, American Suzuki Motor Corporation Announce Recall of 2004 & 2005 Eiger™ and Vinson® 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: 2004-2005 Eiger and Vinson ATVs

Units: About 27,000

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

Hazard: Recalled ATVs were assembled with an incorrectly sized mounting bolt under the fuel tank. This could result in fuel leakage presenting a fire safety hazard and risk of injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: ASMC has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: Suzuki 2004 and 2005 models Eiger ATVs - LT-A400K4, LT-A400FK4, LT-F400K4, LT-F400FK4, Vinson ATVs- KT-A500FK4, LT-F500FK4, Eiger ATVs - LT-A500FK5, LT-F500FK5 are all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) that are designed for use by riders age 16 and older.

Sold by: Suzuki motorcycle/ATV dealers from August 2, 2003 to August 26, 2004

Manufactured in: Rome, Ga.

Remedy: Consumers should take their affected ATV to an authorized Suzuki dealership. The dealer will replace the fuel petcock-mounting bolt and sealing washers at no charge to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the American Suzuki Customer Service Department at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday on their Web site www.suzukicycles.com

Picture of Recalled Vinson ATV

Picture of Recalled  Eiger ATV