September 27, 2001 |
American Suzuki Motor Corp. in Brea is recalling about 7,400 all-terrain vehicles for children because of mechanical problems that could cause the driver to lose control and crash. The drive chain can come off the sprockets and lock the rear axle, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. The company has received one report of a chain coming off, but no injuries have been reported. The recalled ATVs are the 2002 Suzuki QuadMaster 50 designed for children ages 6 to 12.
June 2, 1999 |
A $37-million judgment against Brea-based American Suzuki Motor Corp. was overturned by the Missouri Supreme Court, setting up a third trial in a case brought by a woman who was paralyzed in 1990 when the Suzuki Samurai in which she was riding flipped over. Suzuki has been the target of dozens of suits by Samurai drivers and passengers since the four-wheel-drive vehicle, no longer sold in the U.S., was savaged in a 1988 review in Consumer Reports.
December 12, 1998 |
American Suzuki Motor Corp. has appointed longtime company executive Rick Suzuki as its new president. He had been president of CAMI Automotive Inc., an auto manufacturing joint venture of Suzuki Motor Corp. and General Motors of Canada. Suzuki will be responsible for directing all of Brea-based American Suzuki's operations, including its automotive, motorcycle and marine divisions. Suzuki began his career with Suzuki Motor Corp. in Japan in 1974. He joined Suzuki Canada Inc.
September 20, 1998 |
Suzuki Motor Corp. will begin its first national advertising campaign in the U.S. this week, a $30-million effort to build interest in a new sport-utility vehicle and build its U.S. market share. The campaign was announced last week after General Motors Corp., the world's largest auto maker, said it will invest $315 million to triple its stake in Japan-based Suzuki to 10%, improving GM's access to Asia. Suzuki's U.S. operations are based in Brea.
September 23, 1997 |
Brea-based American Suzuki Motor Corp.'s automotive division has severed ties with its longtime public relations firm, Rogers & Associates. In a joint announcement, the two companies said their 12-year relationship has ended because Suzuki has decided to handle all of its public relations work internally. American Suzuki is the U.S. import and distribution arm for Suzuki cars, motorcycles, watercraft and other products.
February 17, 1997
American Suzuki Motor Corp.'s libel suit against Consumer Reports has been tossed out by a federal judge in Orange County, but the car importer says it still plans to pursue a suit against the magazine over a devastating review that killed sales of the Samurai sports utility vehicle. Suzuki has the option of filing an amended suit against Yonkers, N.Y.-based Consumers Union and its Consumer Reports magazine on grounds of product disparagement, or unfair criticism.