Suzuki has issued a recall for close to 6928 of its motorcycles in the US due to an improper fitting of a fuel pump O-ring, causing unprecedented fuel leaks.
Three of the company’s models, including the V-Strom family of the year 2017-18, GSX-R1000 of 2017 and the GSX-750 of 2018. Suzuki claims that the problem originated due to the pump O-ring being twisted during installation and was first spotted on the V-Strom 650 by one of Suzuki’s Japanese distributor
Suzuki has stated that it will be primarily avoiding further faulty manufacturing by changing its testing methods for fuel tank leaks in order to accurately diagnose it at an early stage. For the models which have already been shipped to the customers, Suzuki will fix the issue by changing the tightening procedure it uses for attaching the fuel pump to the fuel tanks because of this recall, as well as the O-ring shape for these affected models.
Suzuki promised that the recall will commence by the end of this month where the dealerships will be asked to remedy the situation by replacing the fuel pump O-ring and the fuel tank inner vessel free of charge.
This news comes after Suzuki had added new GTA variants to its crowned ADV, V-Strom 1000 and its younger variant V-Strom 650. Both the V-Stroms now come with a three-piece aluminium luggage set as standard, offering riders further storage capacity and rugged adventure looks.
The three-piece aluminium luggage set is finished in black with a total capacity of 112-litres. The three panniers, if purchased separately would set one back by $1551. The V-Strom proves to be one of Suzuki’s most successful models majorly because of its subtle but powerful looks.