|March 15, 2011
American Suzuki Motor Corp. Recalls QuadSport ATVs Due to Crash 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 1,350
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor Corporation
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 regulator/rectifier circuit board can fail and cause the engine to stall during riding due to an insufficient battery charge, increasing the risk of a crash.
Incidents/Injuries: American Suzuki has received 11 reports of regulator/rectifier failure. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall affects all 2009 LT-Z400 and LT-Z400Z QuadSport ATVs. The words "QuadSport" and the model number are written on the front left fender of the ATV.
Sold at: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from September 2008 through February 2011 for between $6,500 and $6,700.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles 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, 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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