Suzuki is Recalling certain 2013 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 7, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Obstructed Fuel Tank Breather Hose May Cause Leak

Report Receipt Date: DEC 16, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V844000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 287

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

SUZUKI

Model

SFV650

Model Year(s)

2013 – 2015

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured March 23, 2013, to April 8, 2013, 2014 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured October 24, 2013, to November 26, 2013 and 2015 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured August 9, 2014, to September 12, 2014. During assembly of the motorcycle, the fuel tank breather hose may have not been positioned properly and may become kinked.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the fuel tank breather hose is kinked, pressure may build inside the fuel tank and cause the tank to crack, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank breather hose. If the existing breather hose was found to be kinked and obstructed, the fuel tank will also be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 8, 2016. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service number at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A49.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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