2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi, 2006-2013 Grand Vitara: Recall Alert


The Problem: The front passenger leather seat may shrink due to high humidity and high temperature, resulting in the occupant classification system sensor failing to accurately distinguish between an adult or child occupant in the front seat. In a crash, this may result in the frontal airbag deploying even if the front-seat passenger is a child, increasing the risk of an injury.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the seat-bottom cushion for free.

What Owners Should Do: Suzuki did not immediately provide a notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 714-572-1490, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4263 or go to to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Suzuki Kizashi; Grand Vitara.

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