Suzuki Recalls 23,000 GSX-R Models For Possible Defective Chain Adjuster

Suzuki Recalls 23,000 GSX-R Models For Possible Defective Chain Adjuster

Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 sportbikes are being recalled for defective chain adjusters that may allow the rear axle to move. Read more to see what years are affected.

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: October 7, 2014

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V629000

Component(s): Drive chain adjuster

Potential Number of Units Affected: 23,073

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

2011-2014 GSX-R750 models affected. 2011 shown here.

SUMMARY: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 GSX-R750 and 2009-2014 GSX-R1000 motorcycles. If a gear is missed while upshifting, the strain applied to the drive chain after the next shift may cause the rear axle to move, damaging the left-side drive chain adjuster.

2009-2014 GSX-R1000 models affected. 2012 shown here.

CONSEQUENCE: If the drive chain adjuster gets damaged, the drive chain may come off causing loss of power to the rear wheel, and increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left-side chain adjuster with an improved part. The recall is expected to begin on October 17, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki's numbers for this recall are 2A40, 2A41, 2A42 and 2A43.

NOTES: 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 www.safercar.gov.

2009-2014 GSX-R1000 models affected. 2012 shown here.

2011-2014 GSX-R750 models affected. 2011 shown here.

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