If you ride a Suzuki scooter or motorcycle built between July 2007 and September 2009, expect to get a recall notice in the mail. At issue is the mounting for the power module circuit board inside the rectifier case, which contains a heat sink. If the circuit board was not mounted properly, excessive heat can build up and warp the circuit board, which causes a spike in electric current output. The net result is insufficient charging and battery drain, which could lead to engine stalling and an increased risk of crashing. A complete list of models involved in the recall is below.
Specific models affected by the recall are:
2008 – 2009 Suzuki AN400 Burgman Scooter
2008 – 2009 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom
2008 – 2009 Suzuki GSF1250 Bandit
2008 – 2009 GSX-R600
2008 – 2009 GSX-R750
2008 GSX1300B B-King
2008 – 2010 GSX1300R Hayabusa
2008 – 2009 GSX650F
2009 – 2010 SFV650
2008 – 2010 VL800 Intruder
2008 – 2009 VLR 1800 Boulevard
2009 – 2010 VZ1500 Boulevard
The recall is expected to begin on or about March 2, and dealers will inspect and replace the power module as necessary. Owners with questions or concerns can reach Suzuki’s customer service line at (714) 996-7040.