October 25, 2002

Alert #03-505


PRODUCT: ATVs - Suzuki Motor Corporation of Brea, CA., is voluntarily recalling approximately 300 four-wheel drive All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) for the 2003 model year. The recalled ATVs are the Suzuki "Eiger" LT- A400FK3 and the "Eiger" LT-F400FK3. They are red or green, and carry the identifications "Suzuki" and "Eiger" on both sides of the bodywork, roughly inboard of the operator's knee location. Suzuki dealers nationwide sold these ATVs from August 2002 to September 2002 for between $5100 and $5300.

PROBLEM: Some of the ATVs were assembled with a wire harness that may have broken ground wire strands from an improperly crimped wire splice. Broken ground wire strands could result in electrical open circuits. An electrical open circuit could prevent the tail/stop lamp from illuminating or could cause the CDI-unit of the ignition to not function. If the CDI-unit does not function the engine will stop running, possibly leaving the rider stranded away from his or her base of operation.


WHAT TO DO: Consumers should contact their local Suzuki dealer to schedule an appointment for their ATV to be inspected and repaired. For more information, contact Suzuki at (714) 572-1490 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Picture of recalled ATV