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SUZUKI FORENZA - 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA Problems & Complaints

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

There are 218 complaints filed for the 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2007 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 2007 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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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

12/15/2014 - CAPITOL HEIGHTS , MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THERE WAS A BURNING ODOR COMING FROM THE INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

12/4/2014 - OJAI, CA
PASSENGER AIR BAG LIGHT ON DASHBOARD IS CONTINUALLY ON. THE DEALER SAYS THAT THE FAULT LIES IN THE BOTTOM SEAT CUSHION AND SENSING APPARATUS. A REPLACEMENT COSTS OVER $900. THE DEALER SAID THAT IF THE WARNING LIGHT IS ON THE AIR BAG MAY NOT FUNCTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH. THE DEALER ALSO SAID THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE ON FORENZA'S.

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POWER TRAIN

11/25/2014 - LAFAYETTE, IN
WHEN OPERATING IN DRIVE POSITION THE VEHICLE WENT INTO NEUTRAL WITH LOSS OF TRACTION, DRIVE POWER COULD ONLY BE RESTORED BY SELECTING DRIVE POSITION 3. THERE WERE SEVERAL SUBSEQUENT OCCURRENCES OF THE PROBLEM ONE OF WHICH NEARLY RESULTED IN A REAR END COLLISION. A TRANSMISSION REPAIR SHOP DIAGNOSED A NEUTRAL SAFETY / TRANSMISSION POSITION SWITCH FAILURE. THIS APPEARS TO BE A REPEATING COMPLAINT THEME WITH THIS VEHICLE MODEL. THE OCCURRENCE IS UNNERVING AND COULD RESULT IN SEVERE (POTENTIALLY FATAL) CONSEQUENCES.

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AIR BAGS

11/24/2014 - KISSIMMEE, FL
PASSENGER AIR BAG DOESN'T LONGER TURN ON WHEN A PASSENGER IS SITTING ON THE PASSENGER SIDE SIT AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ON THE DASHBOARD IS ALWAYS ON. I HAVE TAKING THIS ISSUE TO MANY DEALERS AND THE SYSTEM WORK FOR AROUND ONLY 2 WEEK AND THEN THE ISSUE COMES BACK AND THE WARNING LIGHT TURN ON AGAIN AND PASSENGER AIRBAGS DOES NOT LONGER WORK AGAIN.

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POWER TRAIN

11/12/2014 - GREENSBERG, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE DECELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR MALFUNCTIONED. THE SENSOR WAS REPLACED, BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000.

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POWER TRAIN

11/11/2014 - ARLINGTON, TX
MY DAUGHTER (16) WAS ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE SERVICE ROAD WHEN OUT OF NO WHERE THE CAR STARTED JERKING AND SLOWED SPEED. SHE THEN TRIED TO ACCELERATE AND IT DRUG. INSTEAD OF CATCHING BACK UP TO SPEED IT TOOK A MINUTE TO REACH THE SPEED. AND SINCE THEN ITS BEEN VERY HARD TO DRIVE. WE TOOK IT TO SHOP THEY SAID I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH AND AN INPUT AND OUTPUT SYSTEM AND A SPEED SENSOR. THEY ALSO SAID THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH SUZUKI FORENZA. BUT ITS VERY DANGEROUS I DO FEEL THAT THIS SHOULD QUALIFY FOR A RECALL BEFORE SOMEONE GET'S KILLED. IS ANYONE ONLY LISTEN TO THESE REPORTS AT ALL? MARQHITA

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

11/11/2014 - ARLINGTON, TX
MY DAUGHTER (16) WAS ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE SERVICE ROAD WHEN OUT OF NO WHERE THE CAR STARTED JERKING AND SLOWED SPEED. SHE THEN TRIED TO ACCELERATE AND IT DRUG. INSTEAD OF CATCHING BACK UP TO SPEED IT TOOK A MINUTE TO REACH THE SPEED. AND SINCE THEN ITS BEEN VERY HARD TO DRIVE. WE TOOK IT TO SHOP THEY SAID I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH AND AN INPUT AND OUTPUT SYSTEM AND A SPEED SENSOR. THEY ALSO SAID THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH SUZUKI FORENZA. BUT ITS VERY DANGEROUS I DO FEEL THAT THIS SHOULD QUALIFY FOR A RECALL BEFORE SOMEONE GET'S KILLED. IS ANYONE ONLY LISTEN TO THESE REPORTS AT ALL? MARQHITA

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ENGINE

11/6/2014 - CUPERTINO, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SMOKE APPEARED FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS MERGED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO BE INSPECTED. HOWEVER, THE CONTACT WAS NOT ABLE TO DETERMINE WHERE THE FAILURE WAS LOCATED. THE CONTACT MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE LOCAL DEALER BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO GET A RESPONSE TO GET THE VEHICLE INSPECTED. ALSO, THE CONTACT RECENTLY RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V262000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

11/3/2014 - AVENTURA, FL
CPSC: X1481026A. 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. CONSUMER STATED THE CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE AND IT WAS CAUSED BY A MECHANICAL FAILURE. THE CONSUMER STATED PRIOR TO THE FIRE, HE ENCOUNTERED AN ISSUE WITH THE HEADLIGHTS FLICKERING. THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD STAY ON, AFTER THE KEY WAS REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION. ALSO, THERE WAS A TOXIC SMELL EMITTING FROM THE VENTS.

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POWER TRAIN

10/27/2014 - GREENSBURG, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE DECELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION SENSOR FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE WIRING HARNESS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE...UPDATED 12-11/14 .

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