About 29,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Suzuki KingQuad All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)s have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The defective ATVs were manufactured in the United States by the Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation. The defective products were distributed by American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, California; Montgomery Motors Ltd., of Honolulu, Hawaii; Suzuki del Caribe Inc., of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Some KingQuad ATVâ€™s plastic fuel tanks were improperly manufactured and can develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard. To date, American Suzuki has received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported in connection to this product recall.
This recall is for the following Suzuki KingQuad models: All 2008 to 2010 LT-A450X models, all 2009 to 2010 LT-A500X models, all 2008 to 2010 LT-A750X models, and 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models manufactured before December 11, 2010. The words â€œSuzuki KingQuadâ€ are on the left and right sides of the fuel tank housing. Model numbers are on the left and right lower side panels above the footrests.
The recalled Suzuki ATVs were sold at Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from July 2007 through February 2011 for between $6,600 and $9,500.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using these vehicles and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
Consumers with 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models should call their local Suzuki ATV dealer to determine if their ATV is subject to this recall. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki.
Suzuki can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.444.5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s website at www.suzukicycles.com.
Suzuki ATVs have been the subject of a number of recalls over the past several years. This summer, American Suzuki Motor Corporation recalled about 1,355 Suzuki QuadSport ATVs due to loss of control hazard.