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July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Suzuki Motor Corporation

Suzuki GSXR750 Year: 1999
Suzuki GSXR600 Year: 1999

Number Involved: 7,828
Dates of Manufacture: July 1998 - April 1999
Defect: On certain motorcycles, the cam chain tension adjuster does not provide consistent tension to the cam chain in the engine, causing abnormal engine sounds. This could lead to cam chain breakage or over severe engine damage. It can also cause sudden engine failure.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the original cam chain tension adjuster and upper cam chain guide No. 2 with a revised parts. The dealer will inspect and may replace other engine components which may have been damaged because of cam chain tension adjuster failure. Owner notification began during May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040, ext. 396.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V132/Suzuki Recall Nos. 2037/2038]