The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Suzuki Motor Corp. Announce Recall of 3,400 ATVs

The CPSC and American Suzuki Motor Corp. of Brea, California have announced the voluntary product safety recall of 3,400 Suzuki 2004-2005 TwinPeaks™ All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). Customers should stop using the product immediately.

A significant impact to the front wheel of the ATV while the steering is fully turned to either side can result in suspension damage, wear, and an eventual loss of steering control that could result in injury or death.
American Suzuki Motor Corp. has received seven reports of ball joint separation. No injuries have been reported to date.

The recall includes all 2004-2005 Suzuki LT-V700F TwinPeaks™ ATVs. These ATVs are yellow or blue in color and have “TwinPeaks” written on the fuel tank.

The ATVs in question were manufactured in Japan and sold at Suzuki dealerships nationwide from December 2003 to July 2005 for about $7,100.

Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled ATV should contact their local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule the free repair.

For additional information call the firm toll-free at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.suzukicycles.com.

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