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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Suzuki Motor Corporation

Models:

Suzuki GSX-R750 Years: 1996-1997
Suzuki GSX-R600 Years: 1997
Suzuki TL1000S Years: 1997-1998


Number Involved: 17,007
Dates of Manufacture: September 1995 - March 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V127
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The gasket between the fuel tank and the fuel pump mounting plate can lose its ability to provide a tight seal, allowing fuel to drip from the gasket. In the presence of an ignition source, fuel leakage can result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will install a redesigned fuel pump gasket on these motorcycles. Owner notification began June 29, 1998.
Owner Notification: Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at 1-800-255-2550.

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.