WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 26, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Alternator may not Charge Battery
A short circuit of the stator wires may prevent the battery from properly charging, causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V878000
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,613
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 DL650 motorcycles manufactured August 30, 2011, to October 12, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the alternator stator may have insufficient heat resistance, resulting in a short circuit of the stator wires.
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A67.
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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration