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Suzuki recalling 8,600 DL650 motorcycles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., is recalling certain 2012-16 model-year DL650 motorcycles. A short circuit of the stator wires may prevent the battery from properly charging, causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash. The potential number of units affected is 8,613.

The motorcycles were manufactured from Aug. 30, 2011 to Oct. 12, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the alternator stator may have insufficient heat resistance, resulting in a short circuit of the stator wires.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki's number for this recall is 2A67.

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