About 29,000 Suzuki KingQuad ATVs were recalled on 3/10/11 that were manufactured in the United States by Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation and sold at Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide. The ATVs were sold from July 2007 through February 2011 for between $6,600 and $9,500.
Some KingQuad ATV’s plastic fuel tanks were improperly manufactured and can develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard. American Suzuki has received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported.
This recall is for the following Suzuki KingQuad models: all 2008 to 2010 LT-A450X models, all 2009 to 2010 LT-A500X models, all 2008 to 2010 LT-A750X models and 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models manufactured before December 11, 2010. The words “Suzuki KingQuad” are on the left and right sides of the fuel tank housing. Model numbers are on the left and right lower side panels above the footrests.
Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models should call their local Suzuki ATV dealer to determine if their ATV is subject to this recall. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki.
For more information, contact Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.suzukicycles.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell them about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov
The CPSC reminds consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
A related article by R.C. that contains much safety and regulatory information for ATV users:
ATVs: Ways to Make Riding a Safe, Responsible Activity
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