March 31, 2011 - Consumers are being warned of a dangerous issue with Suzuki QuadSport ATVs that has led to a voluntary product recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced earlier this month that it was partnering with the American Suzuki Motor Corp. to recall roughly 1,350 ATVs-or all-terrain vehicles-because of an issue with the vehicle's regulator/rectifier circuit board. The product defect can lead to a weak battery charge, which will cause the engine to stall.
This kind of manufacturing defect increases the likelihood that a rider and passengers could be involved in an ATV crash. There have been 11 reported cases of engine failure due to the manufacturer's defect, but thankfully no reports of injury at this time.
The recalled Suzuki ATVs were sold across the country from September 2008 through February 2011 at Suzuki dealers. They retailed between $6,500 and $6,700.
The Suzuki ATV models affected by the recall include:
- 2009 LT-Z400; and
- LT-Z400Z QuadSport ATVs.
The recalled ATVs have the phrase "QuadSport" and the model number located on the front left fender.
If you own a recalled Suzuki ATV, stop using it until you are able to contact your local Suzuki ATV dealer to arrange a time for a free repair. In the meantime, the CPSC remains interested in hearing from consumers who may have been affected by this ATV recall.
Contact an ATV Recall Attorney in West Virginia
If you have been seriously injured because of a recalled ATV, it is important that you work with an ATV recall attorney in West Virginia who is familiar with both product liability claims and also understands the issues involved in a serious ATV accident.
The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation - 304-326-1800.