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

March 9, 2006
Alert #06-534

 

 

American Suzuki Motor Corp. Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles for Fire 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.

Product: Suzuki 2005 Model Year Eiger ATVs

Units: About 1,900

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

Hazard: Certain 2005 Eiger model year ATVs were assembled with an improperly manufactured plastic fuel tank. The thin portion of these tanks could develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Suzuki has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

Description: The recall involves certain Suzuki 2005 model year LT-F400FK5 and LT-A400FK5 (Eiger) ATVs. These models are available in yellow, green, or red color. Below is a list of make, model and vehicle identification numbers (VIN) involved in the recall.

Year/MakeModelVehicle Identification
2005 Eiger 4WD 5-Speed LT-F400FK5 5SAAK46A*57105591 ~ 5SAAK46A*57106610
2005 Eiger 4WD Auto LT-A400FK5 5SAAK46K*57108892 ~ 5SAAK46K*57110274

 

Manufactured In: United States

Sold by: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from March 2005 through February 2006 for between $5,200 and $5,350.

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

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

 

Picture of Recalled All-Terrain Vehicle