January 4, 2000
Suzuki GSX1300RX Hayabusa's Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999 Suzuki GSX1300RX
Hayabusa's manufactured between January - July 1999 because on certain motorcycles, the
spring in the cam chain tension adjuster can break, allowing the cam chain to jump to the
wrong position on the cam shaft sprockets.
If the chain jumps to the wrong position, severe
engine damage could occur, causing sudden engine failure. Sudden engine failure could
cause the rear wheel to lock up, possibly causing the rider to lose control the
Approximately 2,600 vehicles are affected by this
Dealers will replace the original cam chain
tension adjuster with a revised cam chain tension adjuster.
Owner notification began Oct. 13, 1999. Owners who
do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V270/Suzuki
Recall No. 2039]
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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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