Suzuki Recalls 68,000 Motorcycles

Suzuki Recalls 68,000 Motorcycles Due to Charging Issue
2009 Suzuki GSF1250S

Suzuki has announced that it will be recalling more than 68,000 motorcycles in the U.S. due to a problem with the battery charging system that can cause the bikes to stall.

The motorcycle recall affects 15 models from the 2008 to 2012 model years:

  • 2008 to 2012 AN400, AN400A, DL1000V-Strom  and GSX1300R
  • 2008 to 2009 GSF1250S and GSF1250SA
  • 2008 GSX1300BK and GSX1300BKA
  • 2008 to 2010 GSX650F, GSX-R600, GSX-R750, VLR1800, and VLR1800T
  • 2009 to 2010 SFV650 and VZ1500

Suzuki says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that the problem was traced to a circuit board in the charging system. So far, only one US based customer has filed a complaint, but more than 200 complaints were received from customers globally.

Authorized Suzuki dealers are being instructed to replace the charging system’s regulator-rectifier to fix the problem. Suzuki will notify owners and begin the recall repairs in early March at no cost to owners.