July 24, 2006
American Suzuki Motor Corp. Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles
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 Eiger ATVs
Units: About 300
Distributor: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif.
Hazard: The mounting brackets used to secure the left-front suspension arm to the ATV frame may not have been welded completely and could break off during riding. If this occurs the rider could lose control of the ATV and crash, posing a risk of serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: Only Suzuki 2006 model year LT-A400K6, LT-A400FK6 and LT-F400FK6 model ATVs with certain vehicle identification numbers are included in this recall. Refer to the VIN at www.suzukicycles.com. The vehicle identification number is located on the left rear side of the ATV frame. Eiger, printed in white letters, and QuadRunner and Suzuki are written on the side of the ATV. These ATVs were sold in red, black and green.
Sold at: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from May 2006 through July 2006 for about $4,500 for the LT-A400K6, $5,300 for the LT-A400FK6 and $5,200 for the LT-F400FK6.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their 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
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