If you have a Suzuki GSX-R 600, 750 or 1000 that was built since 2004 then you will need to return it to a Suzuki dealer for modifications to the front brake master cylinder.
The world-wide recall was issued after reports of spongy brake lever feel with American customers although no reports of any failures have been reported in the UK. Owners will be written to by Suzuki and the work will be carried out for free by authorised Suzuki dealers.
Suzuki GB’s Denis Houston said:
“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”.
A statement from Suzuki GB read:
“Suzuki GB has announced a recall on selected GSX-R models built between 2004 and 2013.
Instigated due to a potential issue that can affect the front brake master cylinder where a ‘spongy feel’ may develop over time the recall affects GSX-R600, 750 and 1000 models as listed below.
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