RECALL NEWS: 2013-2015 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius on the Recall List For Defective Fuel Tank Breather Hose

Improper positioning of the fuel tank breather hose could result in a fire hazard on 287 Suzuki SFV650 bikes manufactured from 2013 to 2015.

SFV650 Gladius recall
2013-2015 Suzuki SFV650©Motorcyclist

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: December 16, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V844000
Component(s): Fuel system
Potential Number of Units Affected: 287
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

THE RECALL: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured from March 23, 2013, to April 8, 2013, 2014 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured from October 24, 2013, to November 26, 2013 and 2015 Suzuki SFV650 motorcycles manufactured from August 9, 2014, to September 12, 2014. During assembly of the motorcycle, the fuel tank breather hose may have not been positioned properly and may become kinked.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the fuel tank breather hose is kinked, pressure may build inside the fuel tank and cause the tank to crack, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

THE FIX: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank breather hose. If the existing breather hose was found to be kinked and obstructed, the fuel tank will also be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 8, 2016. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service number at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki's number for this recall is 2A49.

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.