American Suzuki Motor Corporation is recalling about 1,355 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Suzuki QuadSport All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) due to loss of control hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The flame arrester screen can become detached from its mounting ring, preventing the throttle valve from returning to the idle position when the throttle lever is released, causing the rider to lose control of the ATV. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death. To date, American Suzuki has received two reports of flame arrester screens detaching from the mounting ring. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled ATVs were manufactured in Japan and distributed by American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, California; Montgomery Motors, Ltd., of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Suzuki del Caribe Inc., of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. The recalled Suzuki ATV were sold at Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from September 2008 through June 2010 for between $6,500 and $6,700.
This recall involves all Suzuki 2009 model year LT-Z400K9 (QuadSport Z400) and LT-Z400ZK9 (QuadSport Z400 Special Edition) ATVs. “QuadSport Z400″ or “QuadSport Z400Z” is written on the sides and left front fender of the ATV. “Suzuki” is written on the sides of the ATV.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki. Suzuki can be reached toll-free at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Website at www.suzukicycles.com