By: Staff Writers | Published: March 16th, 2011
Suzuki has issued its second ATV recall in less than a week, announcing on Tuesday that about 1,350 QuadSport vehicles are being recalled due to short circuits that could pose an accident risk. This follows a Suzuki KingQuad ATV recall issued last week for about 29,000 vehicles due to a risk of fuel leaks.
The Suzuki QuadSport recall was issued after American Suzuki Motor Corp. received at least 11 reports that the regulator/rectifier circuit board had failed. The circuit board’s failure could cause the engine to stall while riding because of an insufficient battery charge.
The CPSC warns that the problems with the defective Suzuki ATVs could increase the risk of a crash. There have been no injuries or incidents reported in connection to the problem.
The recall affects all 2009 LT-Z400 and LT-Z400Z QuadSport All-Terrain Vehicles. The recalled ATVs have “QuadSport” and the model number printed on the front left fender.
The recalled QuadSports were sold by Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from September 2008 through February 2011 for between $6,500 and $6,700.
The recall comes just days after Suzuki issued a recall involving their KingQuad ATVs due to fuel leaks. That recall affected 2008, 2009 and 2011 models. The CPSC reports that the KingQuad has plastic fuel tanks, some of which were improperly manufactured. The tanks can develop a leak, which could create a fire hazard.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the vehicles and contact their local Suzuki ATV dealer for an appointment to receive a free repair. Suzuki has said that it is notifying all registered owners. Any consumers with questions should contact Suzuki at 1-800-444-5077 or go to www.suzukicycles.com.