Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2018-2019 Burgman 200/UH200 scooters. The Japanese manufacturer warns that a powertrain issue is the reason for the recall. Due to a defect, rivet connections may fail and allow the movable driven face (drive plate) of the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to break.
In the event of a drive plate failure, the motorcycle manufacturer says that the scooter will lose power to the rear wheel, thus increasing the risk of a crash. Suzuki will notify owners of the affected machines. Owners may take the affected scooters to a dealer who will replace the drive plate free of charge.
The recall and owner notification are already underway. For more information, owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490 and cite Suzuki recall number 2A89.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4326 or go to NHTSA’s website www.safercar.gov.