|April 29, 2005
CPSC, American Suzuki Motor Corp. Announce Recall of All-Terrain Vehicles
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Suzuki 2005 Model Year Eiger and Vinson ATVs
Units: About 1,540
Distributors: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif., and Montgomery Motors Ltd., of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Hazard: The fuel petcock inserts were made with incorrect material that does not correctly bond the fuel tank and petcock insert, which could allow fuel leakage. If this occurs, a fire hazard with the possibility of injury and property damage could result.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents of fire or injury.
Description: The recall includes Suzuki 2005 model year Eiger and Vinson ATVs. Only Model LT-A400FK5 ATVs with ending VIN from 57104462 through 57105157, Model LT-F400FK5 ATVs with ending VIN from 57103131 through 57103730, and Model LT-A500FK5 ATVs with ending VIN from 57105616 through 57106276 are included in the recall. (Note: not all VINs within the above ranges are affected.) The VIN is stamped on the ATV frame and can be seen by looking between the left rear tire and fender.
Sold at: Suzuki dealerships nationwide from December 2004 through April 2005 for between $5,199 and $6,699.
Manufactured in: Rome, Ga.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled ATV should contact their local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule the free repair. If consumers are unsure if their ATV is affected, they should contact Suzuki. Consumers should have the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the ATV available when they call.
Consumer Contact: Call the firm toll-free at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.suzukicycles.com
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