American Suzuki Motor Corp. is recalling about 6,300 units of its 2006 model year R450 QuadRacer ATV. The company says the cushion lever mounting bracket on the ATV frame can break. If this occurs the rider could lose control of the ATV and crash, posing a risk of serious injury or death.
Manufactured in Japan, the units were distributed in the continental U.S. by American Suzuki; in Hawaii by Montgomery Motors, Ltd.; and in Puerto Rico by Suzuki del Caribe.
Suzuki has received 27 reports of the cushion lever mounting bracket breaking, resulting in one report of a head injury.
Only 2006 LTR450K6 model ATVs with vehicle identification numbers ending with 00089 through 11626 are included in this recall. They were retailed from January 2006 through May 2006 for about $7,300.
Consumers with the recalled ATVs are being sent direct notices from Suzuki. They are being asked to stop using these vehicles immediately and to contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
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