2012 Suzuki Burgman and V-Strom Recall

By: On: February 11th, 20120 Comments »Updated: April 14, 2013

2012 Suzuki V-Strom recallThe popular maxi-scooter with a cult-like following, known as the Suzuki Burgman, is being recalled for a brake light switch problem.  Model year 2012 is all that is involved for the Burgman scooter.

In addition, the similarly cult-ish VStrom 650 is being recalled for the same reason.  The 2012 V-Strom has made big headlines due to it getting a design update for the first time in several years.

The 2012 Suzuki Burgman AN400 and AN650, and V-Strom DL650 are all  included in the NHSTA-issued recall.

A faulty brake light switch, mounted at the brake lever, actually may not activate the brake lights.  Obviously, this could put the rider in serious danger of being hit from behind by another vehicle.

In our estimation at Motorcycle Information, we would not hesitate to buy a Burgman or V-Strom, these are both truly excellent two-wheelers with a long history of success   If you own a 2012 Burgman or 2012 V-Strom 650, take it to your Suzuki dealer right away and have this brake light switch problem fixed at no charge.  If we owned one, we’d have it towed there.

Suzuki has been making the Burgman since 1999 and the V-Strom 650 since 2004.  These both have been among the best in their respective classes of maxi-scooters and motorcycles.

Reference NHTSA Campaign number 12V038000 when contacting dealers about this Burgman and V-Strom recall.


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