In a recent development, Suzuki Motor USA, LLC has initiated a recall of certain 2024 GSX1300R motorcycles, affecting approximately 993 units. This action, under NHTSA Campaign Number 24V038000, addresses a critical issue where the brake fluid pipe flare nut for the brake fluid supply line may not have been tightened to the correct specifications, potentially leading to a brake fluid leak.
The leak poses a significant safety risk, as it can reduce braking performance and increase the likelihood of a crash. The defect in these motorcycles, mainly concerning the SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC component, was identified through Suzuki’s internal quality control mechanisms.
Remedial Action for Owners
To rectify this issue, Suzuki dealers will inspect and adjust the brake pipe flare nut connection and the brake fluid level. This service will be provided free of charge to motorcycle owners. Suzuki plans to notify owners starting February 5, 2024. Concerned customers can reach out to Suzuki customer service at 1-714-542-1490, referencing recall number 3A01 for more information.
Additionally, owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit www.nhtsa.gov.
Detailed Recall Information
The affected motorcycles were produced between July 7, 2023, and November 28, 2023. The recall primarily involves two components: the HOSE ASSY, UNIT TO FR BK CLPR and the HOSE ASSY, UNIT TO RR BK CLPR, which are brake pipe assemblies connecting the ABS module to the front and rear brake calipers, respectively.
Suzuki has identified the root cause of the issue as insufficient clarity in assembly process documentation and inadequate production-line worker training. To prevent recurrence, Suzuki has adjusted its production process to ensure the correct tightening torque is applied to the brake pipe flare nuts in all motorcycles manufactured from December 2023 onwards.
The company has emphasized that no warnings or indicators signal this defect, making it crucial for owners of the affected models to heed the recall notice. By proactively addressing this issue, Suzuki aims to uphold its commitment to customer safety and vehicle reliability.
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