The brake light may not illuminate anymore, and Suzuki is happy to replace yours free of charge, but it seems like it’s a quick fix anyone with even the least amount of mechanical aptitude can handle all on their own.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 24, 2018

Suzuki Recall: Brake Light May Not Illuminate

If the brake lights do not illuminate, it can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V441000

Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected: 191

Make Model Model Year(s)
SUZUKI DR-Z400S 2018

Summary: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2018 Suzuki DR-Z400S and DR-Z400SM motorcycles. During assembly the resin that fills the rear brake stop lamp switch may have adhered to the internal contacts, which can prevent the brake lamp from illuminating.

Remedy: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will install a new stop lamp switch assembly, free of charge. The recall began on July 16, 2018. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is 2A84.

Notes: 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 www.safercar.gov.