Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,100 model-year 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUVs
The Problem: The power steering pump belt tension adjuster pulley has an outer portion that is made of plastic. Repeated heat stress can cause the plastic material to deteriorate, causing pieces of the pulley to break off, which can get caught between the pulley and the drive belt and cause the drive belt to come off, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assist and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the power steering pump drive belt tension adjuster pulley for free.
What Owners Should Do: Suzuki will begin notifying owners Oct. 26. Owners can call the automaker at 714-572-1490, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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