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Motorcycle Recall - Suzuki

NHTSA Campaign ID:  07V515000
Component:  Exterior Lighting
Manufacturer:  American Suzuki Motor CORP.
Recall Date: 11/02/2007
Potential Number of Units Affected: 28221
Defect Summary:
The rear reflex reflector on affected GS500 motorcycles and the rear and side reflex reflectors on affected GZ250 motorcycles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard No. 108, 'Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.' The reflex reflectors have a reflected light output at some measurement angles that is less than the minimum output required by the standard.
Consequence Summary:
It is possible that this could contribute to a motorist's not noticing the motorcycle in darkness, which may contribute to a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will replace the non-complying reflex reflectors with complying reflectors. The recall is expected to begin on or about November 16, 2007. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-255-2550.

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