Suzuki Recalls 5,000 GSXR1000 Bikes For Sudden Crash Risk

Posted on June 6, 2012

The manufacturers of Suzuki GSXR1000 want to bring consumers’ attention to the fact that these bikes have had to be recalled because of a defect that compromises a rider’s safety.  Each of the motorcycles being recalled is of the 2012 model year.  A total of 4,969 motorcycles fall under the banner of the recall.

The announcement was brought about because of the discovery of loose bolts that could have a harmful effect on the side stand interlock switch.  Specifically, this component of the bike may fail and thus terminate the continued operation of the vehicle while in use.  This sudden engine failure could cause an accident if the rider is unprepared for the loss of vehicle power.

All the recalled bikes can be brought in to a dealer to receive appropriate repairs, which will consist of putting in new bolts that don’t compromise the performance of the side stand interlock switch.  Owners of the bikes can bring them in once they receive a notice from Suzuki.  Those notices should be sent out before the end of this month.  For any further information that a consumer might require, users are being advised to contact the NHTSA or Suzuki directly.  The recall number being used is 2A29.

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