News Suzuki Recalls 73,426 Motorcycles

Suzuki Recalls 73,426 Motorcycles

Motorcycle Recall

Suzuki is recalling the following 2008 through 2010 motorcycles manufactured from July 2007 through September 2008 due to Regulator / Rectifier Assembly malfunctions; Suzuki says 73,4276 motorcycles are being recalled.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • SUZUKI / AN400 2008-2009
  • SUZUKI / DL1000 2008-2009
  • SUZUKI / GSF1250 2008-2009
  • SUZUKI / GSX-R600 2008-2009
  • SUZUKI / GSX-R750 2008-2009
  • SUZUKI / GSX1300B 2008
  • SUZUKI / GSX1300R 2008-2010
  • SUZUKI / GSX650F 2008-2009
  • SUZUKI / SFV650 2009-2010
  • SUZUKI / VL800 2008-2010
  • SUZUKI / VLR1800 2008-2009
  • SUZUKI / VZ1500 2009-2010

The regulator / rectifier assemblies with the following Suzuki part numbers are being recalled on the motorcycles mentioned: 32800-41F11, 32800-15H10, 32800-05H11, 32800-41G10, 32800-15H00, 32800-18H00, 32800-05G10, 32800-10G10, 32800-05H20, OR 32800-06G01.

Suzuki says some regulator / rectifier assemblies were produced with insufficient adhesion between the power module (circuit board) and the rectifier case that contains a heat sink to dissipate heat.

Due to the insufficient adhesion, heat generated on the power module circuit board can cause the circuit board to deform, and lift off the case.

This condition causes excessive heat on the circuit board and uncontrolled electric current output which can result in insufficient charging current being provided to the motorcycle battery.

This can cause the discharge of the Suzuki motorcycle’s battery, which can lead to stalling or a non-start condition; if the motorcycle’s engine stalls, it could increase the risk of a crash.

Suzuki will notify owners and Suzuki distributors will replace the effected part with an improved part free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on March 2. Ownwers may contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit safercar.gov.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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