By David Thomas on August 6, 2007
Faulty front seat belts are the reason behind a large recall of Suzuki Forenza sedans and Reno hatchbacks. More than 75,000 cars in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are included. The problem seat belts don’t latch properly to the buckle and may pop out under strain. Obviously this is a serious issue, and Suzuki will replace the belts at no cost to owners.
Suzuki has been seeing improved sales of late with the new XL-7 SUV and SX4 hatchback, but neither the Forenza nor the Reno are the company’s finest products; they’re manufactured in conjunction with Korea’s Daewoo. The Forenza is in line to be completely redesigned and built in Japan, while the SX4’s success may spell the end of the Reno.
Suzuki Recalls ‘06 and ‘07 Cars (AZCentral.com)
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