March 10, 2000
2000 Suzuki SV650 Motorcycles Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 2000 Suzuki SV650
motorcycles, manufactured between July - December, 1999, because the motorcycle crankcase
design allows the creation of air pockets near the oil pump inlet due to sloshing of the
oil in the crankcase.
If the oil pump draws air, inadequate lubrication
to the engine occurs, causing severe engine damage and resulting in engine failure. Sudden
engine failure while riding could cause rear wheel lockup, causing the driver to lose
control of the motorcycle.
Approximately 1,500 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will install an oil plate to prevent the creation of air pockets in
the area of the oil pump inlet, and add a reinforcement for both front struts between the
front strut mounting base and the vehicle body. In addition, the front strut mounting
bases, mounting bolts and nuts, and strut bar stays will be replaced.
Owner notification was expected to begin during
during February 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact Suzuki Motorcycle at 1-714-996-7040 extension 396.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V009/Suzuki
Recall No. 2041]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 10,
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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