Cruiser Recall News: Suzuki Recalls Boulevard Backrest Kits

Safety recall affects 308 backrest kits for Suzuki Boulevard M109R.

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: June 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15E053000
Component(s): Seats
Potential Number of Units Affected: 308
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

THE RECALL: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain Accessory Backrest Mounting Hardware kits, part numbers 990A0-75148 and 990A0-75148-BLK, manufactured from March 1, 2012 to April 21, 2015. The affected hardware kits are for installing accessory backrests on 2006-2015 Suzuki VZR1800 (Boulevard M109R) motorcycles. The mounting hardware kits may include four 110mm bolts instead of two 75mm bolts and two 95mm bolts.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the backrest is installed with bolts that are too long, the mounting bolts may contact the rear tire, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will correct the mounting hardware as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2015. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-444-5077.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.