U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
March 15, 2011
American Suzuki Motor
Corp. Recalls QuadSport ATVs Due to Crash Hazard
The following product safety recall was
voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the
product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a
recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Suzuki QuadSport ATVs
Units: About 1,350
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor Corporation
Distributors: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of
Brea, California; Montgomery Motors Ltd., of
Honolulu, Hawaii; Suzuki del Caribe Inc., of Rio
Piedras, Puerto Rico
Hazard: The regulator/rectifier circuit board
can fail and cause the engine to stall during
riding due to an insufficient battery charge,
increasing the risk of a crash.
Incidents/Injuries: American Suzuki has
received 11 reports of regulator/rectifier
failure. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall affects all 2009
LT-Z400 and LT-Z400Z QuadSport ATVs. The words "QuadSport"
and the model number are written on the front
left fender of the ATV.
Sold at: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from
September 2008 through February 2011 for between
$6,500 and $6,700.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop
using these vehicles and contact a local Suzuki
ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free
repair. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being
sent a notice directly from Suzuki.
Consumer Contact: For more information,
contact Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30
a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's website at
CPSC is still interested in receiving
incident or injury reports that are either
directly related to this product recall or
involve a different hazard with the same
product. Please tell us about it by visiting
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thousands of types of consumer products under
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