Suzuki recalling 2004-2013 GSXRs for master cylinder flaw

Publish Date: 
Oct 17, 2013

BREA, Calif. - Suzuki is reportedly recalling 2004 to 2013 GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 sportbikes as well as GSX-R1000 models from 2005 to 2013 because of a problem with their front brake master cylinders, according to motorcycle.com.

Because of the federal government shutdown, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn’t caught up to issue an official announcement, the story says, but notices have been sent out to dealerships across the United States. 

Meanwhile, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has posted a recall

According to the ACCC, corrosion may develop between the brake piston and return spring due to a lack of adequate surface treatment. The corrosion may increase the acidity of the brake fluid, generating a gas, which could affect front brake lever control.

Reported text of the dealer notice was posted on the Gixxer forum

Posted by Holly Wagner