|July 8, 2010
All Terrain Vehicles Recalled by American Suzuki Motor Corp. Due to Loss of Control Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Suzuki QuadSport ATVs
Units: About 1,355
Distributors: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, California; Montgomery Motors, Ltd., of Honolulu, Hawaii; Suzuki del Caribe Inc., of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Hazard: The flame arrester screen can become detached from its mounting ring, preventing the throttle valve from returning to the idle position when the throttle lever is released and causing the rider to lose control of the ATV. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: American Suzuki has received two reports of flame arrester screens detaching from the mounting ring. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves all Suzuki 2009 model year LT-Z400K9 (QuadSport Z400) and LT-Z400ZK9 (QuadSport Z400 Special Edition) ATVs. "QuadSport Z400" or "QuadSport Z400Z" is written on the sides and left front fender of the ATV. "Suzuki" is written on the sides of the ATV.
Sold at: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from September 2008 through June 2010 for between $6,500 and $6,700.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.suzukicycles.com
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