Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has recalled its New Access 125 scooter in India to inspect and replace the rear axle shaft. The recall would include 54,740 units of the New Access 125, which were manufactured between March 8 and June 22, 2016.
"In pursuance of Suzuki's commitment to customer satisfaction and as a matter of abundant precaution and safety, we have decided to undertake this service campaign on the New Access 125 scooters to address issues of rear axle/wheel stability that has been identified in some of these scooters," said Suzuki.
The inspection and the replacement of faulty parts will be done free of cost and the owners of the affected vehicles will be directly contacted by the company from July 13 onwards. The company will also offer free periodic maintenance service to the customers who report to the dealership for replacement. The users can also visit Suzuki's authorised dealerships to check if their models have been affected.
Suzuki launched the new Access 125 in the country on March 15, 2016 with a price tag of Rs. 53,887 (ex showroom, Delhi). The Access 125 has undergone thorough changes in its mid-life facelift avatar. Powered by the same 124 cc four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, which can pump out a power of 8.58bhp at 7,000rpm and a peak torque of 9.8Nm at 5,000 rpm, the new Access 125 features 3D emblem logo and optional front disc brake. It comes in five colour options — grey, black, red, white and blue.