American Suzuki Motor Corp., Brea, Calif., is recalling approximately 1,900 LT-F400FK5 and LT-A400FK5 (Eiger) ATVs.
Suzuki said certain 2005 model year Eiger ATVs, manufactured in the United States, were assembled with an improperly manufactured plastic fuel tank. The thin portion of these tanks could develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.
Included is the 2005 Eiger 4WD 5-Speed (LT-F400FK5), vehicle identification number 5SAAK46A*57105591 through 5SAAK46A*57106610; as well as the 2005 Eiger 4WD Auto (LT-A400FK5), vehicle identification number 5SAAK46K*57108892 through 5SAAK46K*57110274. Sold nationwide from March 2005 through February 2006 for between $5,200 and $5,350, the models are available in yellow, green, or red color.
Suzuki has received no reports of incidents or injuries. Company officials said consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent direct notice. They also are being asked to stop using the vehicles and to contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
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