Suzuki has recalled the V-Strom 650, GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000 in the United States. The company has issued a recall for 2017 and 2018 models of the V-Strom 650 alongside the 2017 GSX-R1000 and 2018 GSX-S750. Suzuki has recalled a total of 6928 units of the motorcycles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recognized a voluntarily recall for specific models that could result in a fuel leakage. The recall relates to the fuel pump O-ring that has been damaged during the installation process. Under the recall, the company will replace the fuel pump O-ring and the inner vessel free of cost in order to prevent the O-ring from getting twisted. In case a customer had this issued rectified outside a Suzuki service center, the company will partially or fully reimburse the amount born by the customer of the affected bike.
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While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration already has a document uploaded on its official website, the customers of the said models can also contact their nearest dealer for further clarity. It is interesting to note that the Suzuki V-Strom 650 that gets a V-twin engine along with the GSX-S750 & GSX-R1000 both of which get an inline four-cylinder engine have been detected with the same issue. The recall has already commenced this month and the company has started contacting the owners of the affected models.
UPDATE - Statement from Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd regarding the recall:
"Globally, Suzuki Motor Corporation has issued a recall for the GSX-S750, GSX-R1000R and V-Strom 650 motorcycle models due to issues reported in sealing design on the fuel pump O ring set. The safety and well-being of our customers is of paramount importance. Hence as a precautionary measure, Suzuki Motorcycle India is replacing the ring set on the existing models of GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R with an improved design, without any cost to the customer. The communication has been issued to GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R customers through our dealerships. We can confirm that the fuel pump O ring set issue is not applicable to Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS motorcycle launched units sold in India.“
Suzuki GSX-S750 and V-Strom 650 are the company's two latest offerings for the Indian two-wheeler market. While the former naked streetfighter was launched at a price of Rs 7.45 lakh, the latter can be yours for Rs 7.46 lakh. Both prices being, ex-showroom, Delhi. Stay tuned for more updates!