Another vehicle recall, this time concerning thousands of motorcycles, has been brought to the attention of consumers.
The recall concerns a series of motorcycles known as the GSX-R1000. It was announced by American Suzuki Motor. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 motorcycles in total are affected by this particular recall. Each of the affected cycles are of the 2009 through 2011 model years.
At issue is the fact that the side stand interlock switch could have bolts that are too loose. This defect could cause the switch itself to fail. If this happens, the engine can suddenly cease to function while the vehicle is in use. This would necessarily increase the risk of a crash taking place, thus injuring anyone on the motorcycle or in the vicinity.
Suzuki is going to be getting in touch with all those persons who own the motorcycles in question. Once consumers are contacted, they should be able to bring the vehicles in to nearby dealerships to get the bolts replaced. This will be done at no cost to the consumer. Consumers are being advised that the recall number being used is 2A29.
The recall comes on the heels of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which took place all throughout May.