Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2017-2018 GSX-R 1000, GSX-R1000A, GSX-R1000RA, and GSX-R1000RZA motorcycles. When upshifting between first and second gear, if the rider fails to engage second gear, a neutral condition will exist and may cause very high engine RPM. If the rider then shifts into second gear without disengaging the clutch, the motorcycle’s chain may stretch or break.
If the drive chain breaks, the motorcycle will lose power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Engine Control Module (ECM), and inspect and replace the drive chain and sprockets, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki’s numbers for this recall are 2A76 to 2A81.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-18V064-5701
MANUFACTURER NOTICE TO DEALERS & CONSUMERS: RCMN-18V064-1874
CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS LEADING TO RECALL ISSUANCE: RMISC-18V064-4426
MANUFACTURER REIMBURSEMENT PLAN TO OWNERS: RMRP-18V064-8598
Report Receipt Date: JAN 22, 2018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V064000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,097
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- SUZUKI GSX-R 1000 2017-2018