Report Receipt Date: OCT 18, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V449000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 210,228
|Vehicle Make||Model||Model Year(s)|
|2005 – 20132004 – 2013
2004 – 2013
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
SUMMARY: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2013 GSX-R600 and GSX-R750, and model year 2005-2013 GSX-R1000 motorcycles. In combination with older brake fluid, corrosion of the brake piston inside of the front brake master cylinder generates gas that may result in a reduction of fluid pressure transmission to the front brake.
CONSEQUENCE: As a result, front braking power may be reduced increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 4, 2013. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-572-1490. Suzuki’s campaign numbers for this recall are: 2A (31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36).
NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.