Suzuki Motor of America has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for certain 2016 GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000A and GSX-s1000FA motorcycles due to a potential front brake caliper issue. Affected motorcycles may leak brake fluid from the front brake caliper, according to the NHTSA release. There are potentially 600 units affected by the recall.
GSX-S1000 motorcycles included in the recall were manufactured July 8, 2015 to July 29, 2015. GSX-S1000A models included were manufactured July 10, 2015 to August 24, 2015 while GSX-S1000FA models were manufactured July 21, 2015 to July 27, 2015.
The Defect Notice submitted by Suzuki to the NHTSA on November 19, 2015 states that “the surface of the seal groove in the brake piston cylinder may be damaged, causing brake fluid leakage.” The cause of the defect owes to the fact that “the supplier of the front brake caliper applied a surface treatment to change the color of the brake caliper body. Due to insufficient sealing, some treating liquid may have entered the brake piston cylinder, damaging the surface condition of the brake piston seal groove in the piston cylinder.”
Suzuki dealers will replace the front brake caliper on affected motorcycles free of charge with a component that did not receive the surface treatment which caused the defect.
Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490 for more information. Suzuki’s recall identification number is 2A48.
Owners may also go to www.safercar.gov or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V788000.