SUZUKI GSX-1300RK8 2008: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Make : SUZUKI Model : GSX-1300RK8 Year : 2008
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 2008-03-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V249000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-06-10 Date Received by ODI: 2008-06-03 Date Added to Database: 2008-06-04
Manufacturers Involved: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2A05
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 9109
Summary:
      AMERICAN SUZUKI IS RECALLING 9,109 MY 2008 GSX1300R MOTORCYCLES. IMPROPER ROUTING OF THE IGNITION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS CAN CAUSE A BENT PORTION OF THE WIRING HARNESS TO FLEX RATHER THAN SLIDE WHEN THE HANDLEBAR IS MOVED FROM RIGHT TO LEFT OR LEFT TO RIGHT. REPEATED SIDE-TO-SIDE MOVEMENT OF THE HANDLEBAR, AND FLEXING OF THE BENT PORTION WIRING HARNESS, CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE IGNITION SWITCH LEAD WIRES TO BECOME CUT OR BROKEN.
Consequence:
      THIS CAN RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OR COMPLETE LOSS OF ELECTRICAL POWER, WHICH CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF LIGHTING AND/OR STALLING OF THE ENGINE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE IGNITION SWITCH LEAD WIRE ROUTING. IF THE LEAD WIRE HARNESS IS INCORRECTLY ROUTED, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER PORTION IGNITION SWITCH "WHICH CONTAINS THE IGNITION SWITCH LEAD WIRES" AND MAKE SURE THAT THE WIRING HARNESS IS PROPERLY ROUTED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 10, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AMERICAN SUZUKI AT 1-800-255-2550.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SUZUKI RECALL NO. 2A05.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153'; OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.