2006 SUZUKI AERIO VIN: JS2RC62HX65351634

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VIN JS2RC62HX65351634 Decoding Suzuki Vin Decoder

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Destination Market

U.S., Canada

Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

Aerio

Model Year

2006

Plant City

KOSAI

Trim

Base

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant State

SHIZUOKA

Body Class

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

5

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2300.0

Displacement (CI)

140.35461141788

Displacement (L)

2.3

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Sequential Fuel Injection (SFI)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Full frontal supplemental inflatable restraint

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2006 SUZUKI AERIO Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2006 SUZUKI AERIO Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JS2RC62HX65351634

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 13, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10651217
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, FL
VIN: JS2RC62HX65****

Summary of Complaint

GEAR SHIFT WILL NOT CHANGE ALL THE TIME. HAVE TO SIT AND WAIT FOR POSSIBLE CHANGE. UNTIL IT STOPS ALL TOGETHER

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

July 13, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10615902
Consumer Location: SHEFFIELD, AL
VIN: JS2RC62H265****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI AERIO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT BECAME ABNORMALLY TIGHT AND CAUSED WELTS TO THE PASSENGER'S NECK. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY AND A MESSAGE THAT INDICATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WAS DEACTIVATED. THE PROBLEM RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO RESET THE AIR BAG LIGHT AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE SEAT BELTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 47,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 24, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10605177
Consumer Location: INKSTER, MI
VIN: JS2RC62H365****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT STAYS ON. PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE NEW IN 2006. DEALER REFUSES TO REPAIR, NO WARRANTY TO COVER DEFECTS. THOUGHT THAT THIS PROBLEM WERE ISOLATED, BUT IS VERY WIDE SPREAD. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10583910
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JS2RB62S065****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI AERIO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED UNINTENDED ACCELERATION WHICH CAUSED THE ENGINE RPMS AND THE SPEED TO INCREASE. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE DEFECT RECURRED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,403.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

June 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10521225
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, NH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG LIGHT STAYS ON AND THE 'PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF' LIGHT WILL NOT TURN ON. I SEE THERE ARE SIMILAR PROBLEMS IN OTHER MODELS FROM SUZUKI. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 09, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10486219
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: JS2RB62S865****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI AERIO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE INCREASED ACCELERATION. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SLOW DOWN AFTER APPLYING THE BRAKE PEDAL NUMEROUS TIMES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL REMAINED IN A STUCK POSITION. THE CONTACT SHIFTED THE GEAR INTO NEUTRAL IN ORDER TO STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO STATED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS ENTRAPPED BY THE DRIVER'S SIDE FLOOR MAT. THE ENGINE WAS COMPLETELY DAMAGED DUE TO THE OPENED THROTTLE DEFECT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. UPDATED 01/09/13*LJ

Components: AIR BAGS

September 08, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10436298
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: JS2RD62H665****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIGHT ON DASHBOARD STAYS ON;WHEN REPORTED TO DEALERSHIP,I WAS ADVISED THAT THIS INDICATES"AIR BAGS WOULD NOT DEPLOY IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT";DEALERSHIP(SUZUKI COURTESY IN PITTSBURGH PA)REJECTS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEFECT AND WOULD NOT TAKE CARE OF THIS ISSUE FREE OF CHARGE); NEVER HAD ANY ACCIDENTS WITH CAR,BUT IF "AIR BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY"STATEMENT IS CORRECT,I AM CONCERNED FOR THE SAFETY OF ANYONE DRIVING THIS CAR IN MY HOUSEHOLD. I HAVE FOUND MANY SIMILAR COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET DATABASE AND FEEL THAT NHTSA SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS PROBLEM; CURRENT MILEAGE;37000;CAR WAS PURCHASED NEW IN 2006. THANK YOU! *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10371936
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JS2RC61H265****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI AERIO. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE; AFTER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED WHICH THE CONTACT NOTICED WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A MECHANIC WHO RECOMMENDED THAT THE ENGINE AREA BE CLEANED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 30,000.

Components: STEERING

May 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10304236
Consumer Location: FAJARDO, PR
VIN: JS2RA62S065****

Summary of Complaint

SUZUKI AERIO 2006. STEERING WHEEL HAS BECOME LOOSE AND CAN CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL OF VEHICLE. DEALER WHAT ME TO PAY FOR REPAIR. I WAS TOLD THAT SOME VITARA'S HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 06, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10294130
Consumer Location: MASTIC BEACH, NY
VIN: JS2RD61H465****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI AERIO. HE FRONT BRAKES HAVE BEEN CHANGED EVERY 2,000 MILES SINCE PURCHASE. THE BRAKES WEAR DOWN TO THE METAL. THIS CONDITION CAUSES THE CALIPERS TO FAIL. HE SPECULATED THAT THE CALIPERS WERE DESIGNED TOO LARGE FOR THE BRAKE SYSTEM. A TECHNICIAN FROM THE DEALER HAS NOT STATED THAT SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY THEY CAN NOT PROVIDE ANY ASSISTANCE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 32,867. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 21, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10226358
Consumer Location: ALBANY, NY
VIN: JS2RD62H165****

Summary of Complaint

ON 04/21/2008 I WAS DRIVING ON A MAIN HIGHWAY AT ABOUT 60MPH WHEN THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAG SPONTANEOUSLY INFLATED. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 04, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10224620
Consumer Location: POWELL BUTTE, OR
VIN: JS2RD62HX65****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT 1-1-1/2 MONTHS AGO A SQUEAL DEVELOPED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE OF OUR 2006 SUZUKI - CURRENTLY AT 29,000+ MILES. MY HUSBAND TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHO SOLD US THE CAR AND AN EXAMINATION WAS DONE. THE MECHANIC SAID THE SERPENTINE BELT WAS GLAZED AND THAT IT WAS NOT UNDER WARRANTY. HE SAID THE BELT COULD BE TIGHTENED BY REMOVING A PANEL. IF IT WAS THE PULLEY THAT WAS DEFECTIVE IT WOULD BE REPLACED AND WE COULD BUY THE BELTS AT THAT TIME FROM THE DEALER FOR REPLACEMENT. HE INDICATED TO MY HUSBAND THAT IT WOULD BE ABOUT $155-$165 TO HAVE THE BELTS REPLACED. WHEN ASKED WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS DID, HE SAID THEY HAD THE BELTS REPLACED OR THEY JUST "LIVED WITH" THE SQUEALING. I HAVE FRANKLY NEVER HAD A CAR THAT HAS HAD BELT ISSUES, AND CLEARLY THIS HAS HAPPENED TO OTHER CUSTOMERS, SO YOUNG IN THE MILEAGE LIFE OF MY VEHICLE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

December 14, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10220482
Consumer Location: FORT MILL, SC
VIN: JS2RC62H565****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THIS CAR BACK IN FEB. 2006 WITH ONLY 1000 MILES ON IT. BY DECEMBER OF 2006, I BEGAN HEARING SQUEAKY NOISES AND THIS LOUD ANNOYING SOUND, WHEN I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP I WAS TOLD THAT IT NEEDED BRAKE PADS ALREADY, ONLY ADDING ANOTHER 1000 MILES WITHIN THOSE FEW MONTHS. THE BRAKES ARE SPECIAL ORDER AND COST ME 120.00. I HAD THEM PUT ON BECAUSE THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED ME EVEN WITH MY 10 YEAR 100,000 MILE WARRANTY, BRAKES ARE NOT COVERED UNDER IT! WELL IN JULY 2007, THE SAME NOISE AGAIN, I SAID NO WY IT COULDN'T BE THE BRAKES, SURE ENOUGH AGAIN THE BRAKES. IN LEAST THAN 1.5 YEARS I HAVE CHANGED THE BRAKES ON THIS CAR TWO TIMES, NOW MY CAR ACTS AS IF THE TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING AND I WAS INFORMED BY TWO MECHANICS THAT I NEED TO HAVE A TRANSMISSION FLUSH BECAUSE OF HOW BLACK IT LOOKS AND THAT IS THE REASON MY CAR IS FEELING AS THOUGH IT IS SLIPPING! I CAN'T UNDERSTAND SUCH A NICE CAR WITH SUCH A GOOD WARRANTY YET SO MANY PROBLEMS! *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING STRUCTURE

October 17, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10206253
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: JS2RA62SX65****

Summary of Complaint

AIR INTAKE AND COMPUTER CHIPS PLACED VERY LOW WITHIN 12" FROM THE GROUND. THE STREETS WERE FLOODED. THE INTAKE SUCKED WATER UP INTO MY ENGINE AND CAUSED MY CAR TO INSTANTLY STALL. IF ANYONE HAD BEEN BEHIND ME, I COULD HAVE BEEN HIT. I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO PUT MY BRAKES ON. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

June 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10204055
Consumer Location: ODESSA, TX
VIN: JS2RA62SX65****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI AERIO. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH ON A RAINY DAY, THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF WHEN IT DROVE OVER A PUDDLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY WATER INTRUSION. THEY FURTHER STATED THAT THE ROD FAILED AND WENT THROUGH THE ALUMINUM MOTOR. BOTH TIMES THE ROD WENT THROUGH THE MOTOR, THE WATER INTRUSION WAS CAUSED BY THE AIR BRETHER POSITIONED UNDER THE MOTOR. THE POWERTRAIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 10,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 9,000. UPDATED 10/16/07 *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 09, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10203801
Consumer Location: MANATI, PR
VIN: JS2RA62S465****

Summary of Complaint

LTR RE PROBLEMS WITH HER 2006 SUZUKI AERIO AND SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR TROUBLES AND DAMAGES. *KB THE CONSUMER STATED SHE BEGAN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE GEARS. THE MECHANIC INFORMED THE CONSUMER THE GEARS WERE DAMAGED DUE TO THE MIS-HANDLING OF THE VEHICLE AND THAT A CABLE NEEDED TO BE TIGHTENED. SOON AFTER LEAVING THE DEALERSHIP, THE CONSUMER BEGAN TO SMELL AN ODOR WHICH WAS THAT OF A BURNED CLUTCH. THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER DEALER AND WAS TOLD THE PREVIOUS MECHANIC DIDN'T DO A GOOD JOB, HOWEVER IT WOULD COST $692. 08 THE CONSUMER THEN WENT TO ANOTHER DEALER AND HAD THE REPAIRS MADE, HOWEVER AFTER THOSE REPAIRS, THE VEHICLE LOST GEARS. THE CONSUMER WAS THEN INFORMED THE FIRST MECHANIC ONLY ADJUSTED THE CABLE GEARS AND IT WOULD COST 1,500 FOR NEW PARTS. *JB THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE HAS SINCE BEEN STOLEN. UPDATED 11/26/07. *JB UPDATED 1/25/08. *JB CONSUMER SENT IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN A VOQ. ON APRIL 7, 2008. *KB UPDATED 04/14/08. *KB

Components: PARKING BRAKE

August 14, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10200425
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

EMERGENCY BRAKE LIGHT BEGAN COMING ON RANDOMLY FROM TIME TO TIME. IT THEN BEGAN TO COME ON WHEN I STARTED THE VEHICLE AND WILL STAY ON WHILE BACKING OUT AND THEN TURN OFF WHEN VEHICLE IS PLACED IN DRIVE, THEN BEGAN TO LIGHT UP WHEN I USED THE BRAKES, AND AT OTHER TIMES WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD IT WILL COME ON FOR SEVERAL MINUTES THEN GO AWAY ONLY TO COME BACK ON.... BRAKE FLUID FINE, BRAKES HAVE WEAR BUT WITHIN REASON FOR A 06 WITH 45,000 MILES.. *TR

Components: TIRES

July 18, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10196834
Consumer Location: CHEROKEE, AL
VIN: JS2RC62H965****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI AERIO. THE VEHICLE HAS YOKOHAMA GEOLANDAR G046 TIRES. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED, THE HISTORY REPORT STATED THAT THE REAR TIRES HAD BEEN REPLACED BECAUSE OF WEAR. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THE TIRES INSPECTED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY COULD NOT REPLACE OR ROTATE THE TIRES A SECOND TIME BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO BAD TO BE ROTATED. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE REAR TIRES HAD NO TREAD. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE TIRES MUST BE REPLACED AGAIN. THE CONTACT FEELS THAT IT IS ABNORMAL TO HAVE TO REPLACE A BRAND NEW SET OF TIRES AFTER TWO MONTHS. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 13,822. THE CONSUMER STATED REAR TIRES HAVE RIPPLES FROM UNEVEN WEAR. THE CONSUMER PROVIDED A COPY OF REPAIR INVOICE. UPDATED 08/23/07 *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

April 06, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10191397
Consumer Location: ELIZABETHTOWN, PA
VIN: JS2RB61SX65****

Summary of Complaint

COLORED PAINT WAS COMING OFF WHEN CLEANING WITH NON ABRASIVE CLEANER. DEALER CHECKED ALL PANELS AND PAINT CAME OFF ON ALL PANELS. I CONTACTED SUZUKI , AND THE DEALER SENT A FEW EMAILS TO THE AREA REPRESENTATIVE TO FIND OUT THE CAUSE OF THE PAINT COMING OFF, AND THE COST TO REPAIR THE CAR. IT HAS BEEN A MONTH SINCE I LAST HAD THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND ALL I WAS GETTING WAS THE RUN AROUND. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10188958
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, TN
VIN: JS2RC61H065****

Summary of Complaint

EMERGENCY BRAKE LIGHT BEGAN COMING ON RANDOMLY FROM TIME TO TIME. IT THEN BEGAN TO COME ON WHEN I TURNED LEFT, THEN BEGAN TO LIGHT UP WHEN I USED THE BRAKES, THEN STAYED ON ALL THE TIME. MY BROTHER AND I BOTH OWN 2006 AERIOS AND BOTH HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AT THE SAME TIME. HE TOOK HIS TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR WHAT WE THOUGHT WOULD BE WARRANTY SERVICE. TURNS OUT THE BRAKES HAD WORN OUT AT 18,000 MILES! HE PAID $200 TO HAVE HIS REPLACED. BEING A FORMER MECHANIC, I DECIDED TO SIDESTEP THE EXORBITANT COST OF HAVING A DEALER REPLACE MY BRAKES PLANNED TO DO THE JOB MYSELF. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE NO PART STORES THAT CARRY REPLACEMENT PADS FOR MY CAR. I WENT TO A DEALERSHIP AND WAS ASKED TO PAY $150 JUST FOR THE PADS! INSTEAD, I WENT TO A LOCAL TIRE/BRAKE SHOP AND, IN THE INTEREST OF SAVING TIME AND ENDING THE RUNAROUND, I ENDED UP PAYING THE $200 TO HAVE MY BRAKE PADS REPLACED AT 18,000 MILES. *JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

April 09, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10187364
Consumer Location: LITTLE ELM, TX
VIN: JS2RA62S865****

Summary of Complaint

2ND TIME REPLACING BRAKES, 35,000 MILES ON CAR, IT STILL IS NEW , 1 YEAR OLD. DEALERSHIP REFUSED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, NO RECALL BEING MADE. HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED A LAWYER IN REGARD TO THIS MATTER, SHOWING ALL THE OTHER COMPLAINTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM. SUZUKI REFUSED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON WHATSOEVER THAT I SHOULD BE REPLACING THE BRAKES ON MY CAR FOR A SECOND TIME IN 1 YEAR. WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR SOMEONE FROM SUZUKI TO GET OFF THEIR BACKS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM? I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER SUZUKI AGAIN FOR AS LONG AS I LIVE , AND I WILL MAKE SURE THAT ANYONE I KNOW WILL NOT EITHER. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 03, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10165571
Consumer Location: BUTLER, PA
VIN: JS2RD61H165****

Summary of Complaint

I TOOK THE CAR IN TO HAVE THE BRAKES CHECKED AT ABOUT 9,000 MILES IN MAY. THERE WAS A HOT SMELL AND A LOT OF BRAKE DUST AROUND THE RIM AND TIRES. THE SUZUKI DEALER SERVICE DEPT. SAID THERE WAS NO PROBLEMS JUST NEEDED BRAKE FLUID ADDED. AT THAT TIME THE PADS WERE AT HALF WAY. BUT THIS WAS DISMISSED. ON AUGUST 3RD I BEGAN TO HEAR SQUEALING ESPECIALLY WHEN I WOULD PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE. I TOOK IT IN TO ANOTHER TIRE PLACE TO HAVE THE TIRE REPAIRED, THE MEN SAID THE BRAKES SOUNDED BAD. THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT THERE WAS A BRAKE PROBLEM OTHER THAN THE NOISE. I FEEL THAT THE BRAKES FEEL VERY TIGHT WHEN I AM IN REVERSE ALMOST LIKE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE IS ON. I WAS SENT TO THE DEALER SINCE I ONLY HAD 14,100 MILES ON THE CAR AND IT WAS SIX MONTHS OLD. THE MAN AT THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY WOULD CHECK THE HISTORY. IT WAS OVER THE 12,000 MILE WARRANTY. THE SERVICE MANAGER LATER CALLED ME TO TELL ME THAT THE BRAKE PADS WERE WORN COMPLETELY ON THE FRONT AND SHE WOULD ORDER THE PADS FOR ME. I ASKED IF IT WOULD BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY ESPECIALLY SINCE I HAD IT IN AT 9,000 MILES. I WAS TOLD NO, THAT BRAKES WEAR DIFFERENTLY ON DIFFERENT CARS AND BASICALLY I WAS ROUGH ON MY BRAKES. THERE WAS NO OFFER TO INVESTIGATE, OR CONCEDE THAT IS WAS UNUSUAL FOR BRAKES TO WEAR THAT QUICKLY. MY HUSBAND DID RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND MANY ISSUES WITH BRAKE PROBLEMS ON THE SAME CAR. AFTER REFUSING REPEATEDLY TO ACCEPT THIS AS MY FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, THE SERVICE MANAGER WAS ABLE TO GET A "ONE TIME GOOD WILL" REPLACEMENT OF MY BRAKES. IT HAS BEEN 12 DAYS AND I AM STILL WAITING TO HAVE THE BRAKES REPAIRED. I FEEL THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM SOMEWHERE IN THE BRAKING SYSTEM THAT LEADS TO THE PADS BEING WORN DOWN SO QUICKLY. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND INVESTIGATION INTO THIS MATTER ESPECIALLY AFTER READING SO MANY OTHER SIMILAR AND MORE SEVERE COMPLAINTS. THE MOST COMMON OPINION I AM FINDING IS THAT THE CALIPERS ARE TOO BIG AND TOO TIGHT ON THE BRAKE PADS. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10165576
Consumer Location: JUANA DIAZ, PR
VIN: JS2RA62S665****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE ON NOV 2, 2005. TWO MONTHS LATER THE CAR WAS OUT OF ALIGNMENT SO I TOOK IT TO THE SHOP TO GET THAT RECTIFIED. EXACTLY 7 DAYS LATER IT WAS OUT OF ALIGNMENT AGAIN SO I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP I BOUGHT IT FROM AND AFTER I EXPLAINED THE SITUATION THEIR RESPONSE WAS THAT THIS IS NOT COVERED BY THE MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY. I PAID OVER $50 TO GET THE CAR ALIGNED AGAIN. IN JUNE AND JUST TODAY (AUG 15, 06) I TOOK IT TO SEARS FOR ALIGNMENT AGAIN. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME IN 10 MONTHS I HAD TO TAKE THIS CAR BACK FOR ALIGNMENT. THE TIRES ARE WEARING EXCESSIVELY. THE FRONT BRAKES VIBRATE AT 40 MPH AND OF COURSE, I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALERSHIP THAT THIS PROBLEM IS ALSO NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. EVEN WITHOUT EVEN TEST DRIVING THE CAR. AMAZING. TO FIX IT, IT WILL COST ME ANOTHER $160 BECAUSE THE BRAKE PADS ALONE, SUPPOSEDLY COST $120. LET ME TELL YOU THIS, I CAME BACK TO SUZUKI BECAUSE I WAS THE PROUD OWNER OF A CHEVY SPRINT RS 1985 MADE BY SUZUKI AND I HAD IT FOR 10 YEAR WITH NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER. MAYBE THAT WAS TOO MUCH LUCK BUT 4 ALIGNMENTS IN 10 MONTHS IS DEFENITLY NOT THE QUALITY I WAS EXPECTING FROM SUZUKI. I WILL GET RID OF THIS CAR AS SOON AS I CAN AND GUESS WHAT, I'M PASSING THE WORD ABOUT THE AEREO'S DEFICIENCIES TO. *JB

Components: VISIBILITY

August 09, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10165472
Consumer Location: LEHIGHTON, PA
VIN: JS2RB62S065****

Summary of Complaint

THE SIDE VIEW MIRRORS ARE DEFECTIVE IN DESIGN. THE RANGE OF MOTION IS NOT SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO GET THE MIRRORS - ESPECIALLY THE PASSENGER SIDE- TO VIEW CARS THAT ARE ALONG SIDE OF YOUR CAR. *NM

Components: TIRES

July 17, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10162728
Consumer Location: COS COB, CT
VIN: JS2RB61S555****

Summary of Complaint

CAR PURCHASED 8/17/05 IN CT. OWNER MOVED TO TALLAHASSE 8/25/05. ROUTINE MAINTENANCE PERFORMED AT TALLAHASSEE SUZUKI DEALER. OWNER MOVED TO MIAMI JAN 06. FLAT TIRE NOTICED 8/16/06 AND LACK OF TREAD ON BOTH REAR TIRES. CAR TAKEN TO SUZUKI DEALER IN MIAMI ON 7/17/06 FOR REPAIR & EXPLANATION. DEALER SAYS TIRES WERE NOT ROTATED BY TALLAHASSEE SUZUKI DEALERSHIP DURING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. OWNER TRUSTED DEALER TO PERFORM ROUTINE SERVICING AND ASSUMED ANYTHING NECESSARY WAS DONE. SUZUKI BLAMING OWNER FOR LACK OF ROTATION! CAR ALSO TAKEN TO YOKAHAMA TIRE DEALER ON 7/17/06 WHO WROTE LETTER CONFIRMING TIRES NOT DEFECTIVE. YOKAHAMA TOLD OWNER THAT THE 2005 SUZUKI AEREO HAS PROBLEMS WITH EXCESSIVE REAR TIRE WEAR. A VIN CHECK, WHICH CONFIRMS THERE IS A BULLETIN ON THIS, BUT SUZUKI AVOIDING THIS ISSUE AND BLAMING OWNER! OWNER OFFERED A FREE ALIGNMENT IF OWNER PURCHASES NEW TIRES.ISSUE OF WHY THE TREAD IS GONE ON A NEW CAR IS BEING IGNORED. SUZUKI ALSO IGNORING PROBLEM WITH DEALER IN TALLHASSEE NOT PERFORMING TIRE ROTATION, AND BLAMING OWNER! AWAITING CALL FROM REGIONAL MGR BUT WERE TOLD THAT HE WILL SUPPORT DISTRICT MGR. OWNER ALSO TOLD TO DRIVE TREADLESS CAR 10 HOURS TO TALLAHASSEE TO TAKE MATTER UP WITH THAT DEALER. WHY ISN'T SUZUKI GETTING INVOLVED WITH THIS? NATIONAL SUZUKI CUSTOMER SERVICE NOT ADVOCATING FOR OWNER, ONLY PROTECTING SUZUKI. THE CAR IS GOING BACK TO MIAMI DEALERSHIP TODAY 7/18/06 FOR FUTHER INSPECTION WHICH WAS ONLY OFFERED AFTER OWNER REFUSED TO LEAVE UNTIL TREATED FAIRLY. NOT ONLY IS SUZUKI IGNORING A LACK OF DEALERSHIP SERVICING, AND BLAMING OWNER, BUT THEY ARE IGNORING BIGGER ISSUE WHICH IS THAT THE CAR IS CAUSING EXCESSIVE REAR TIRE WEAR! *NM

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 25, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10158410
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: JS2RC61H265****

Summary of Complaint

2006 AERIO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATES. *TS THE DEALER REPLACED SEVERAL COMPONETS IN THE VEHICLE, HOWEVER THE ENGINE LIGHT CONTINUED TO ILLUMINATE. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS GETTING POOR FUEL ECONOMY. *JB

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 22, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10155935
Consumer Location: WATERLOO, WI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SIRS; THE OTHER DAY I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND NOTICED MY DAUGHTER DOING WHAT JUST ABOUT EVERY WOMAN DOES. SHE HAD HER LEGS ON THE DASH BOARD. THEN IT OCCURRED TO ME, IF A DEER OR OTHER CAR POPPED OUT IN FRONT OF US AND I HIT THEM, THE AIR BAG WOULD COME OUT, AND IT WOULD THROW HER LEGS BEHIND HER HEAD. HAVE YOU DONE ANY TEST ON THIS AND HOW MUCH OF AN INJURY SHE COULD OF HAD. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ANY REPORT ON THIS. SHE HAD HER SEAT BELT ON, BUT WITH THE SPEED THE AIR BAG WOULD COME OUT, I THINK IT WOULD KILL HER BY PUSHING HER KNEES INTO HER HEAD OR EVEN BREAK HER BACK. CAN YOU TELL ME IF THERE WAS ANY TEST MADE LIKE THIS. *JB

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