Suzuki is recalling 101,688 Forenza sedans from the 2004-06 model years and Reno hatchbacks from the 2005-06 model years because the headlamps could malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, which were built from Sept. 23, 2003, to March 7, 2006, increased electrical resistance due to poor contact between the terminals of certain wires could generate enough heat to melt the splice pack connecting the power circuit wires for the headlamps. This could cause the headlamps to function intermittently or to stop functioning, leading to reduced driver visibility.
The recall is expected to begin next month. Suzuki dealers will reconnect the affected wires with two heat-shrink crimps free of charge. Owners can call Suzuki at 714-996-7040 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.