March 9, 2006

American Suzuki Motor Corp. Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles for Fire Hazard

Product: Suzuki 2005 Model Year Eiger ATVs

Units: About 1,900

Distributor: American Suzuki Motor Corp., of Brea, Calif.

Hazard: Certain 2005 Eiger model year ATVs were assembled with an improperly manufactured plastic fuel tank. The thin portion of these tanks could develop a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.

Description: The recall involves certain Suzuki 2005 model year LT-F400FK5 and LT-A400FK5 (Eiger) ATVs. These models are available in yellow, green, or red color. Below is a list of make, model and vehicle identification numbers (VIN) involved in the recall.

Year/Make Model Vehicle Identification
2005 Eiger 4WD 5-Speed LT-F400FK5 5SAAK46A*57105591 ~ 5SAAK46A*57106610
2005 Eiger 4WD Auto LT-A400FK5 5SAAK46K*57108892 ~ 5SAAK46K*57110274

Manufactured In: United States

Sold by: Suzuki ATV dealers nationwide from March 2005 through February 2006 for between $5,200 and $5,350.

What to Do: Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent direct notice from Suzuki. Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call Suzuki toll-free at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.suzukicycles.com/Recalls/