Suzuki Motor Corporation has issued a voluntary recall for three of its popular motorcycle models: the Gixxer 250, Gixxer SF 250, and V-Strom SX. The reason behind this recall is to address a potential issue related to the engine camshaft.
During routine quality checks, Suzuki discovered that certain units of these motorcycles may have a defect in the engine camshaft. The camshaft is a critical component responsible for controlling the opening and closing of the engine’s valves. Any malfunction in this part could lead to performance issues, reduced power output, or even engine failure. The main issues faced by customers with the affected engines are sudden stalling of the motorcycle and unusual sounds from the engine.
Affected Suzuki Models
- Suzuki Gixxer 250
- Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
- Suzuki V-Strom SX
All three motorcycles use the same 249 cc engines, which is why the issue could be common in all three models. The main cause of the issue is the improper heat treatment of parts during the production of the engine. This issue could be limited to a certain batch of engines that were produced.
Next Steps for Owners
If you own any of the affected models, Suzuki recommends that you immediately contact your nearest authorized service center. The technicians will inspect your motorcycle’s engine camshaft and, if necessary, replace it with an improved component. This proactive step ensures the safety and reliability of your bike. The dealers will replace the parts free of cost.
By initiating this recall, Suzuki Motor Corporation aims to prevent any potential issues and maintain the trust of its customers. If you are unsure whether your motorcycle falls under the recall, don’t hesitate to reach out to Suzuki or visit their website for more information. For inquiries or to schedule an appointment, contact Suzuki’s customer service hotline at 1-800-SUZUKI or visit their official website.