DealerNews.com is reporting that Suzuki is recalling two of its models for faulty brake light switches. Included in the recall is Suzuki’s only scooter, the Bergman. The recall affects both the 400 and 650 versions of Suzuki’s touring machine. What’s so important about a brake light switch?
In regard to the AN400 and AN650 models, failure of the switches will prevent the scooters from starting. With all the affected models, failure of the brake light switch or switches may cause the brake lights not to illuminate when the scooter or motorcycle is braking, increasing the risk of a crash.
Not starting is bad. Getting rear-ended is worse. Those with the affected models will be able to get the repair done free of charge at their local Suzuki dealer. If you’ve already had a switch replaced out of pocket, keep your documentation as Suzuki may reimburse you. The DealerNews expects the recall to have begun by February 13th. The recall also effects Suzuki V-Strom motorcycles.