SUZUKI ( 12V464000 )
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
SUZUKI / EQUATOR
AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Report Receipt Date: SEP 19, 2012
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Potential Number of Units Affected: 25
Summary: Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2012 Equator two-wheel drive vehicles manufactured from June 19, 2012, through July 12, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack.
Consequence: If the vehicle is driven with a cracked wheel hub, the wheel hub may break, which would reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Remedy: All of the affected vehicles have been quarantined at Suzuki dealers prior to being sold. As such, a recall notification letter will not be issued. Suzuki dealers will replace the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies free of charge. Customers may contact Suzuki at 1-877-697-8985.