Suzuki Recalls Over 200,000 Motorcycles Due To Defective Front Brake

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered that Suzuki recall every GSX-R Sport Bike produced in the past 9 years. There are upwards of 200,000 Suzuki motorcycles produced that bear the defect. Your motorcycle may be defective, if you own either a GSX-R600 or GSX-R750 from 2004 to 2013, or a GSX-R1000 from 2005 to 2013.

According to the report by Suzuki:

“After a long-term service life of the motorcycle without changing the brake fluid, the brake fluid can deteriorate and absorb moisture. The brake piston inside the front brake master cylinder of some motorcycles may not have uniform surface treatment.”

These two defects corrode the brake piston and generate gas which is difficult to completely remove from the master cylinder. The gas that remains “can affect brake power…and stopping distances may be extended, increasing the risk of a crash.”

In December of 2012, Suzuki engineers conducted an investigation following three years of reports that “brake lever feeling became poor,” the report continued. After much experimentation, the Suzuki engineers discovered that insufficient surface treatment of the front brake piston was causing the piston corrosion. The only logical recourse was to “conduct a safety recall to address this issue.”

I Was Injured Because Of Defective Parts on my Motorcycle. What Do I Do?
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Defective parts, especially those that effect braking ability, should be of chief concern for motorcyclists as accidents may result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and severe burn injuries. Our attorneys are unique in that they have ample experience in the courtroom and on the road as motorcycle enthusiasts. As such, we have a unique sensitivity to the safety needs of the motorcyclist.

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident caused by defective parts, contact us. We can help guide you through the recovery process, hold those at fault accountable, and deliver the compensation that you deserve. For a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case with one of our national accident lawyers, call us today at (866) 377-3800.

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Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM444941/RCDNN-13V449-5599P.pdf, http://www.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM445031/RCAK-13V449-4615.pdf

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