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NHTSA Recall 78V040000


Motorcycles Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Seats:  Suzuki 1000

NHTSA Recall 78V040000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	78V040000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     SUZUKI / 1000 	    	1978
Manufacturer: AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP. 	Mfr's Report Date: FEB 15, 1978
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 78V040000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,350
Summary:
THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE BATTERY SET PLATE (MOUNTING BRACKET) MAY PHYSICALLY CONTACT THE REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER REMOTE RESERVOIR HOSE. PROLONGED USAGE COULD RESULT IN HOSE WEAR AND BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE.
Consequence:
Remedy:
THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A RUBBER BUFFER ON THE BATTERY SET PLATE TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF HOSE WEAR.
Notes:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR HOSE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OFAPPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF TOTAL BRAKING EFFECT AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLEACCIDENT.NOTE: A WARNING SIGN THAT HOSE WEAR WITH RESULTANT BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE MAY HAVEOCCURRED IS A SPONGINESS IN THE FEEL OF THE REAR BRAKE PEDAL.


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