American Suzuki Motor Corp. Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles for Crash Hazard

June 21, 2006
Alert #06-560

 

 

American Suzuki Motor Corp. Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles for Crash Hazard

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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 2006 model year QuadRacer ATVs

Units: About 6,300

Distributor: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif.; Montgomery Motors, Ltd., of Honolulu, Hawaii; Suzuki del Caribe, of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Hazard: The cushion lever mounting bracket on the ATV frame can break. If this occurs the rider could lose control of the ATV and crash, posing a risk of serious injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: Suzuki has received 27 reports of the cushion lever mounting bracket breaking, resulting in one report of a head injury.

Description: Only Suzuki 2006 model year LTR450K6 model Quad Racer ATVs with vehicle identification numbers ending with 00089 through 11626 are included in this recall. The vehicle identification number is located on the lower left side of the ATV frame. QuadRacer, printed in white letters, and R450 and Suzuki are written on the side of the ATV. These ATVs were sold in yellow or white.

Sold at: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2006 for about $7,300.

Manufactured In: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact the local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled ATVs are being sent direct notices from Suzuki.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.suzukicycles.com

 

Picture of Recalled ATVs