Suzuki Recall of certain GSX-R1000 motorcycles.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 25, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Suzuki Recall: Shifting with High RPMs may cause Chain to Break

If the drive chain breaks, the motorcycle will lose power, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V064000

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,097

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
SUZUKI GSX-R1000 2017 – 2018

Summary: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2017-2018 GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000A, GSX-R1000RA, and GSX-R1000RZA motorcycles. When upshifting between first and second gear, if the rider fails to engage second gear, a neutral condition will exist and may cause very high engine RPM. If the rider then shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch, the motorcycle?s chain may stretch or break.

Remedy: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Engine Control Module (ECM), and inspect and replace the drive chain and sprockets, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki’s numbers for this recall are 2A76 to 2A81.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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