American Suzuki Motor Corp., Brea, Calif., has announced a recall of approximately 1,540 Eiger and Vinson ATVs.
Suzuki says fuel petcock inserts were made with incorrect material that does not correctly bond the fuel tank and petcock insert. While resulting fuel leakage could cause fire, Suzuki says there have been no reported incidents of fire or injury.
Manufactured in Rome, Ga., the 2005 models were sold at Suzuki dealerships nationwide from December 2004 through April 2005 for between $5,199 and $6,699.
The recall includes the following models:
- LT-A400FK5 with Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ending from 57104462 through 57105157
- LT-F400FK5 with VIN ending from 57103131 through 57103730
- LT-A500FK5 with VIN ending from 57105616 through 57106276
Suzuki says asks consumers to stop using these ATVs immediately. The company says registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail and asked to contact their local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.
This is the second recall in two months to include the 2005 model year Vinson. In March, Suzuki recalled approximately 30,000 of its 2004-2005 Vinson and 2005 KingQuad ATVs.
On those units, Suzuki said water can enter the throttle lever case and freeze, causing the throttle lever to become stuck and fail to automatically return to the idle position when the rider releases the throttle.
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