Suzuki Motor Corporation, Inc. is recalling 68,344 motorcycles because electrical system failure can cause the engines to stall unexpectedly.
The regulator/rectifier power module circuit board may have absorbed moisture during storage under high humidity conditions, reducing the strength of the adhesive used to affix the circuit board to the aluminum case. Due to insufficient adhesion, heat generated by the power module circuit board can cause the circuit board to deform and lift off the case. This condition causes excessive heat on the circuit board and uncontrolled electric current output, which can result in insufficient charging current being provided to the motorcycle battery.
This condition can prevent the motorcycle’s battery from properly charging, so the the engine could stall or fail to start. Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the regulator/rectifier, free of charge. The recall, set to begin in March, will include: 2008-2012 AN400, AN400A, DL1000, GSX1300R, 2008-2009 GSF1250S and GSF1250SA, 2008 GSX1300BK and GSX1300BKA, 2008-2010 GSX650F, GSX-R600, GSX-R750, VLR1800, VLR1800T, and 2009-2010 SFV650 and VZ1500 motorcycles.
In January, Suzuki also recalled 2,404 additional motorcycles for issues with their batteries and ignition switch connectors.
Source: NHTSA | Photo by Jean-Jacques MARCHAND