December 10, 2004
Alert #05-525

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily 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.

Product: Suzuki 2005 model year DR-Z110K5 Off-Road Motorcycles

Units: About 1,500

Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Enterprise (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Of Thailand

Hazard: The rear shock absorber may have been assembled with an incorrect o-ring, allowing fluid to leak from the shock absorber. Fluid loss from the shock absorber can compromise the shock's damping characteristics, which can render the motorcycle unstable creating a potential for injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.

Description: Suzuki model DR-Z110K5 is a small motorcycle designed for a rider weighing less than 121 pounds. Suzuki dealers sold these ATVs nationwide between July 2004 and early November 2004. They are yellow in color with red stripe on the side of the fuel tank with a large "S", the Suzuki logo.

Sold: The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $1699.00.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these motorcycles immediately and contact a local Suzuki dealer to schedule an appointment for repair service.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call American Suzuki Customer Service Department at 1-800-444-5077 between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday or go to their website

Picture of Recalled Suzuki DR-Z110K5 Off-Road Motorcycle