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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, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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