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SUZUKI FORENZA - 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

There are 54 complaints filed for the 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

11/21/2014 - FREMONT, CA
TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE CAR, HE REACHED FOR THE FRONT DRIVERS DOOR HANDLE AND IT BROKE OFF IN ENTIRETY. THE DEALER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 52,000. MC

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ENGINE

11/7/2014 - DRAPER, UT
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED SMELLED SMOKE AND NOTICED FIRE EMITTING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FIRE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

11/7/2014 - CHICAGO , IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEAD LIGHTS WOULD FLICKER AND AN ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR EMITTED INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR RECALL NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 12V3700000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING). HOWEVER, THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PARTS NEEDED TO REMEDY THE FAILURE WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

11/7/2014 - CHICAGO , IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEAD LIGHTS WOULD FLICKER AND AN ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR EMITTED INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR RECALL NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 12V3700000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING). HOWEVER, THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PARTS NEEDED TO REMEDY THE FAILURE WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

11/7/2014 - JONESBORO, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AN ABNORMAL ODOR EMITTED FROM THE DASHBOARD. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS BECAME INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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AIR BAGS

9/4/2014 - TENTRALIA, WA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT A LOW SPEED, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF THE CONTACT+S VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. PAM

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

3/20/2014 - CLARIDGE, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHTS ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY WHEN ACTIVATED. IN ADDITION, THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD INDEPENDENTLY ACTIVATE WHEN THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. THERE WAS A RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 07V452000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

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POWER TRAIN

1/16/2014 - LONG BEACH, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE SPEEDOMETER PROVIDED AN INACCURATE READING OF ZERO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SPEEDOMETER RESET INDEPENDENTLY BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT MAINTAIN SPEEDS OF OVER 70 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION AND THEY STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/16/2014 - LONG BEACH, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE SPEEDOMETER PROVIDED AN INACCURATE READING OF ZERO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SPEEDOMETER RESET INDEPENDENTLY BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT MAINTAIN SPEEDS OF OVER 70 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION AND THEY STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000.

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WHEELS

5/28/2013 - UNION GROWTH , NC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TIRES DEFLATED FREQUENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE WHEELS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

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