Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2015605 - SUZUKI

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Summary

Product
Motorcycle recalled by SUZUKI
Issue
Vehicle - Engine
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2013 | SUZUKI | BURGMAN 650 (AN650A), 2013 | SUZUKI | GLADIUS 650 (SFV650A), 2013 | SUZUKI | GSX650A, 2013 | SUZUKI | V-STROM 650 (DL650A), 2014 | SUZUKI | BURGMAN 650 (AN650A), 2014 | SUZUKI | GLADIUS 650 (SFV650A), 2014 | SUZUKI | GSX1250FA, 2014 | SUZUKI | GSX650A, 2014 | SUZUKI | V-STROM 650 (DL650A), 2015 | SUZUKI | GSX1250FA

Issue

On certain motorcycles, contamination between the valve tappet and cam may cause the hardened surface of the valve tappet to peel if the surface shape of the valve tappet is convex. This would allow the inner part of the valve tappet to come in contact with the cam, which could cause both the valve tappet and cam to wear, increasing the valve tappet clearance. If the valve tappet clearance becomes large, it can result in an abnormal noise and can cause the engine to stall. An engine stall could lead to a loss of stability of the motorcycle, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: For motorcycles with odometer readings of 4,000 kilometers or greater, dealers will inspect the tappet clearances and will replace the valve tappets and camshafts if the valve tappets clearances are greater than the specification. For motorcycles with odometer readings of less than 4,000 kilometers, dealers will replace the tappets and camshafts, because the tappet clearances may be within the specification at low mileage even if there is abnormal wear.

Additional information

Background

Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Motorcycle
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-69111
Transport Canada ID
2015605