Published on 30-10-2013 10:24 AM
Suzuki have announced a huge recall on GSX-R models from 2004-2013. The Suzuki sport bikes are being recalled to remedy problems with the front brakes, leading to a “spongey feel” according to the company.
The reported cause, according to Suzuki GB is moisture being naturally absorbed by the brake fluid affecting the return sprint inside the master cylinder.
The issue affects numerous GSXR models, including the GSX-R600, 750 and 1000. A full model list can be viewed below.
Suzuki GB’s Denis Houston commented, ”Investigations into reports of the front brake lever developing a ‘spongy’ feeling over time have revealed the cause to be moisture naturally absorbed by the brake fluid, affecting the return spring inside the master cylinder.
“As the braking system is safety critical and there are no external indications that corrosion of the spring has begun the brake master cylinder assembly is to be replaced free of charge.”
Customers with officially imported road registered machines will be notified via post using DVLA sourced data and advised to contact their local authorised Suzuki dealer to arrange fitment of the replacement components free of charge. Suzuki will also use organisations such as the ACU to reach owners of race and track day bikes.
GSX-R600 – K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, K9, L0, L1, L2 and L3 models
GSX-R750 – K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, K9, L0 , L1, L2, and L3 models
GSX-R1000 – K5, K6, K7, K8, K9, L0, L1, L2 and L3 models
Get in touch with your dealer ASAP.