Rear Brake Lights May Fail to Illuminate – 2018-2019 Suzuki GSX250R Motorcycles

June 5, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V418000

Rear Brake Lights May Fail to Illuminate

A failure of the brake light to illuminate, or continued illumination when the brakes are not being applied, can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V418

Manufacturer Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 2,640



Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2018-2019 GSX250R motorcycles. Water intrusion may corrode the rear brake light switch causing the rear brake light to fail to illuminate or remain illuminated continuously when the brake is not applied.



Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear brake stop light switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A90.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


Check if your Suzuki Motorcycle has a Recall

Date: May 30, 2019

TO: Selected Motorcycle Distributors
ATTN.: Managing Director
Service Director or Manager
CC: Spare Parts Manager


SUBJECT: GSX250R Rear Brake Light Switch Replacement Recall Campaign

Dear Sirs and Madams,

This letter is to inform you of the “Rear Brake Light Switch Replacement Recall Campaign” for GSX250R produced by CHANGZHOU HAOJUE SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE CO., LTD. ‘(CZHS), from December 10, 2015 (SOP) to March 6, 2019

Due to improper material for component parts were used in the rear brake light switch, the component parts in the switch will corrode by intrusion of water.

Continued use in this condition, poor conductivity or short circuit will occurs in the brake switch circuit. In worst case, the break light will not activate or continue to lighting.

In view of the nature of this problem, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) has decided to carry out the Recall Campaign in your market. The details are explained in the following pages.

You are kindly requested to organize the Recall Campaign for the affected units in your market. If you are required to report to your authority, please contact them according to your law.

If you have affected units in your warehouse, you are required to remedy them before releasing to your dealers. You are also immediately required to instruct your dealers to remedy the affected unit in stock if any, before delivering them to the customers.

Please make sure that no customers will receive the affected units without appropriate Recall campaign remedy.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you. Your cooperation and assistance will be highly appreciated.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.

Very truly yours,


Shinji Ishikawa
Department General Manager
Overseas Service Department


  1. For the affected units before retail sales, you are requested to remedy them before delivering them to the customers.
  2. For the affected units after retail sales, contact the customers of the units to let them bring their vehicles to your authorized dealers.
  3. Order the replacement parts through SCAN system.
  4. Report to the authority according to your law.
  5. Issue service bulletin to dealers and customer letter to owners.
  6. Perform a corrective work following the repair instruction of Annex3.
  7. Once the corrective work is done, destroy replaced parts at your responsibility to prevent reuse of the potentially failed parts.


Affected Models

Model: GSX250R
Production Period: Produced at CZHS from December 10, 2015 (SOP) to, March 6, 2019.
Affected VIN range and units quantity in your market: Please refer to attached VIN list of ANNEX2.


Replacement Parts

SMC have already prepared 80% of replacement parts against affected units.
Please order the replacement parts through SCAN system.
(If spare parts are purchased from MSC, please order to MSC)

Part name Part number Q’ty


Warranty Reimbursement Information

This is a Recall campaign that is acceptable only one time for one unit.
Submit the warranty claim applications to SMC under the following terms.

Claim category 2 (Campaign)
Trouble Code 97-ER
Basic code *9999
Causal Part Name Causal Part No. Q’ty Flat Rate(Hr)

2 Affected Products


SUZUKI GSX250R 2018-2019

4 Associated Documents


RMISC-19V418-4750.pdf 51.993KB

Download (PDF, 51KB)

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V418-9665.PDF 213.613KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V418-4205.pdf 244.786KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – To: Selected Motorcycle Distributors – May 30, 2019

RCMN-19V418-2964.pdf 130.841KB

Download (PDF, 128KB)

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