|November 17, 2005
CPSC, American Suzuki Motor Corp. Announce Recall of 2005 King Quad All-Terrain Vehicles
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 2005 model year LT-A700XK5 King Quad ATVs
Units: About 19,600
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor Corp., of Japan
Distributors: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif.; Montgomery Motors Ltd., of Honolulu, Hawaii; Suzuki Del Caribe, Inc., of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Hazard: Use of an improper tie rod adjustment procedure during assembly could lead to separation of the tie rod end housing from the attachment shaft. This could cause the rider to lose control of the ATV and result in injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: American Suzuki has received seven reports of tie rod end separation, and no reports of injuries
Description: The recall involves Suzuki 2005 model year LT-A700XK5 King Quad ATVs. They are adult-size ATVs designed for use by riders age 16 and older. These ATVs are available in yellow, green, or red and have the King Quad model name on the side of the fuel tank.
Sold by: Suzuki dealers nationwide from September 2004 through October 2005 for about $7,200.
What to Do: Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately and contact a local Suzuki dealer to schedule an appointment for repair service.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call American Suzuki Customer Service Department at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.suzukicycles.com
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