2005 Suzuki Forenza Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    14V262000
    Recall Date
    05/19/2014
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
    Summary

    Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Forenza vehicles, and 2005-2008 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008. In the affected vehicles, heat may be generated in the headlamp switch or daytime running light (DRL) module which could melt the headlamp switch or the DRL module.

    Consequence

    If the heat generated within the headlamp switch or DRL module located on the left side of the steering column melts the headlamp switch or DRL module, there is an increased risk of a fire.

    What Owners Should Do

    Suzuki will notify owners but the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Suzuki will replace the signal switch and add a jumper relay kit and will replace the DRL Module in teh instrument panel harness. Suzuki distributed to owners an interim letter on July 30, 2014. The recall began October 29, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is XA.

  • Recall Number
    12V397000
    Recall Date
    08/14/2012
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
    Summary

    SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 FORENZA AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 RENO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 23, 2003, THROUGH MARCH 7, 2006. INCREASED RESISTANCE DUE TO POOR CONTACT BETWEEN THE TERMINALS OF CERTAIN WIRES CAN GENERATE HEAT THAT CAN MELT THE SPLICE PACK USED TO CONNECT THE POWER CIRCUIT WIRES FOR THE HEADLAMPS. THIS CAN RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OR TOTAL LOSS OF LOW/HIGH BEAM HEADLAMP FUNCTION.

    Consequence

    IF THE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO FUNCTION, THIS WILL LEAD TO REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    SUZUKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND SUZUKI DEALERS WILL RECONNECT THE AFFECTED WIRES WITH TWO HEAT-SHRINK CRIMPS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-714-996-7040.

  • Recall Number
    12V397000
    Recall Date
    08/14/2012
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
    Summary

    SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 FORENZA AND MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 RENO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 23, 2003, THROUGH MARCH 7, 2006. INCREASED RESISTANCE DUE TO POOR CONTACT BETWEEN THE TERMINALS OF CERTAIN WIRES CAN GENERATE HEAT THAT CAN MELT THE SPLICE PACK USED TO CONNECT THE POWER CIRCUIT WIRES FOR THE HEADLAMPS. THIS CAN RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OR TOTAL LOSS OF LOW/HIGH BEAM HEADLAMP FUNCTION.

    Consequence

    IF THE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO FUNCTION, THIS WILL LEAD TO REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    SUZUKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND SUZUKI DEALERS WILL RECONNECT THE AFFECTED WIRES WITH TWO HEAT-SHRINK CRIMPS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-714-996-7040.

  • Recall Number
    07V452000
    Recall Date
    09/25/2007
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING
    Summary

    ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, HEADLAMP LOW BEAM OR DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT (DRL) FUNCTION MAY BE INOPERATIVE DUE TO A MELTED SPLICE PACK ON THE WIRING HARNESS.

    Consequence

    INAPPROPRIATE LIGHTING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY OF VEHICLES AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL SPLICE THE POWER CIRCUIT WIRES FOR THE LOW-BEAM HEADLAMPS AND DRL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL WILL BE MAILED IN THREE PHASES, STARTING AT THE END OF OCTOBER 2007 AND CONCLUDING BY THE END OF JANUARY 2008;. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.