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NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Suzuki Motor Corporation


Suzuki GSX600FW Years: 1998
Suzuki GSX750FW Years: 1998

Number Involved: 4,103
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - March 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V087
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The bracket portion of the passenger grab rail can break causing the passenger to lose their balance and fall from the motorcycle, or could disturb the driver's ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the passenger grab rail with a new, stronger grab rail. Owner notification was expected to begin during May 1998.
Owner Notification: Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040, ext. 380.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.