Recall News: Suzuki GW250 Recalled For Possible Electrical Short

A potential electrical short of the headlight, taillight, and brake light could affect certain GW250 motorcycles.

2013, 2015, 2017 Suzuki GW250 recall
A potential electrical short of the headlight, taillight, and brake light could affect certain 2013, 2015 and 2017 Suzuki GW250 motorcycles.Photo: Suzuki
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: November 7, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V808000
Component(s): Electrical system and lighting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,890
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

THE RECALL: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model-year 2013, 2015, and 2017 GW250 motorcycles. Water may enter the main wiring harness at the rear brake light switch connectors, possibly corroding the brake light switch.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: The corrosion may cause an electrical short and the loss of the head light, tail light and brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved brake light switch assembly, and install a water protection cover, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2016. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490. Suzuki's number for this recall is 2A66.

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.