2004 SUZUKI FORENZA VIN: KL5JD52ZX4K049630

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VIN KL5JD52ZX4K049630 Decoding Suzuki Vin Decoder

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Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

Forenza

Model Year

2004

Plant City

KUNSAN

Trim

S

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Plant Company Name

GM Korea

Note

Body Type: 4 door Notchback Sedan

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2000

Displacement (CI)

122.0474881894

Displacement (L)

2

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

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

2004 SUZUKI FORENZA 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%

2004 SUZUKI FORENZA 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 Not Available

Air Bags

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

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KL5JD52ZX4K049630

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

February 11, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10681255
Consumer Location: TIVOLI, NY
VIN: KL5JD52ZX4K****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING HOME FROM WORK. SMELLED SOMETHING BURNING. CHECKED CALLED MECHANIC. DROVE INTO HIS GARAGE. CALLED AROUND FOR PARTS. COULDN'T FIND ANY FOUND SWITCH IN CA. TOOK TIME. NO CAR. REPLACED COMBINATION SWITCH, HEAD LIGHT MODULE. LABOR AND INSTALLED HEAD LIGHT MODULE, COMBINATION SWITCH AND REPAIRED MELTED WIRES. 6 HRS. FOR LABOR $70. HR. TOTAL AMOUNT W/ TAXES $452.03 THIS WAS BEFORE RECALL NOTICE. AND KNOW PARTS TO BE FOUND. MOTHER-IN-LAW SENDING OUT THE INFO. RECEIVED FROM SUZUKI $89.26. NOT WHAT WE WERE HOPING FOR.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10653267
Consumer Location: JONESBORO, GA
VIN: KL5JD52ZX4K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AN ABNORMAL ODOR EMITTED FROM THE DASHBOARD. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS BECAME INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 31, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10630873
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD52ZX4K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT A LOW SPEED, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. PAM

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 14, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10092615
Consumer Location: BURLINGAME, CA
VIN: KL5JD52ZX4K****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED ALTHOUGH THE PEDAL WAS RELEASED. *NM THE PROBLEM ALSO DRAINED THE BATTERY. *JB

Components: STEERING ENGINE

February 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10954448
Consumer Location: WARRENTON, OR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA AND THIS CAR IS A CONSTANT PROBLEM. IT OVER HEATS EVERYONE I DRIVE IT WHICH IS DAILY. IT STARTS ONLY WHEN THE MOTOR IS SOMEWHAT COOL. THIS CAT HAS LEFT ME STRANDED MANY TIMES. LIKE AT THE MOMENT THE CAR HAS OVER HEATED AND I'M PULLED OFF THE SIDE OF HWY 26 HEADING TO PORTLAND. I HAVE TAKEN THIS CAT TO MY MECHANIC SEVERAL TIMES AND UPON ITS RETURN WITHIN DAYS THE CAR IS DOING THE SAME THING. THE STEERING IS A MESS. THE CAR IS ALL OVER THE ROAD I'VE TAKEN IT TO LESSCHWAB 4 TIMES GOTTEN TWO ALIGNMENTS WITHIN A 2 MONTH PERIOD AND STILL CAR DOESN'T DRIVE RIGHT. I'VE REPLACED THE HEAD GASKET,,STARTER,BATTERY,TIRES, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. THIS IS NOT AD DEPENDABLE CAR. I'M 60 MILES FROM HOME AND WONDERING HOW I'M GONNA GET BACK HOME. THANK YOU SUZUKI

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10927035
Consumer Location: HITCHCOCK, TX
VIN: KL5JD52Z94K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY SUZUKI FORENZA 2004 IT DOESN'T ACCELERATE AND ALL IN A QUICK SUDDEN COMES TO A QUICK STOP AS THOUGH SOMEONE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE PULLED THE EMERGENCY BRAKES,WHILE ON A MAJOR ROAD WAY. DANGEROUS IM SCARED TO DRIVE THE ONLY TRANSPORTATION I HAVE

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10884836
Consumer Location: KINGSBURG, CA
VIN: KL5JJ52Z94K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN REPLACED THE STARTER, BATTERY, AND INSPECTED THE ALTERNATOR; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. ....UPDATED 09/19/16 *BF UPDATED 04/12/17 LJ THE CONSUMER REQUESTED AN UPDATE.*JS *TR

Components: ENGINE

September 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10775351
Consumer Location: MONROE, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE THE DIAGNOSIS WAS UNKNOWN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,520. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

June 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10723452
Consumer Location: SCHENECTADY, NY
VIN: KL5JD52Z14K****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN INSERTING KEY THE LOOK FELL INSIDE THE DOOR (NOTE: THIS PROBLEM WAS SUBJECT TO AN NHTSA RECALL, BUT MY VIN NUMBER WAS NOT INCLUDED)

Components: ENGINE

April 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10713790
Consumer Location: AURORA, CO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT MY CAR USED AND IT HAS A NEW TRANNY, CV AXLES AND EVERYTHING THE ONLY THING ORIGINAL IS THE ENGINE. SO I HAVE ALREADY HAD TO REPLACE THE O2 SENSORS TWICE AT $60 EACH. I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE TPS SENSOR, THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING, IGNITION COIL, BATTERY, STARTER, FUEL PUMP AND ALTERNATOR. ALL BECAUSE I KEPT GETTING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS ON AND THROWING CODING ALL OVER THE PLACE. AND THE CAR STILL STALLS WHEN I STOP AT A STOP LIGHT AND RUNS AND IDLES ROUGH. I HAVE SPENT OVER $1500 FIX THIS PROBLEM AND IT STILL EXISTS I DID ALL THE WORK MYSELF I HAVE WORKED ON CARS MY WHOLE LIFE AND AM A MECHANIC. EVERY MECHANIC I TAKE IT TO CAN BOTH FIND THE PROBLEM AND SUZUKI CAN'T GIVE AN ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10668268
Consumer Location: WILLISTON, FL
VIN: KL5JD52Z74K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE HEADLIGHTS FAILED TO ACTIVATE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT WAS REQUIRED TO ACTIVATE AND DRIVE WITH THE HIGH BEAMS IN ORDER TO VIEW THE ROAD. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V262000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING) HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 101,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 13, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10661995
Consumer Location: WOODBINE, KY
VIN: KL5JD52Z24K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE HEADLIGHTS STARTED TO FLICKER AND EVENTUALLY SHUT OFF. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR RECALL NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V262000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). HOWEVER, THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE REPAIRS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 91,000. UPDATED 4/6/15*CN THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED ON MARCH 27, 2015. UPDATED 6/25/2015 *JS

Components: STRUCTURE

November 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10660080
Consumer Location: FREMONT, CA
VIN: KL5JD52Z84K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE EXITING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT REACHED FOR THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE DOOR HANDLE AND IT DETACHED IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 52,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 07, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10653360
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEAD LIGHTS WOULD FLICKER AND AN ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR EMITTED INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR RECALL NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 12V3700000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING). HOWEVER, THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PARTS NEEDED TO REMEDY THE FAILURE WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10653510
Consumer Location: DRAPER, UT
VIN: KL5JD52Z44K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED SMELLED SMOKE AND NOTICED FIRE EMITTING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FIRE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 12, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10573787
Consumer Location: CLARIDGE, PA
VIN: KL5JD52Z94K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHTS ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY WHEN ACTIVATED. IN ADDITION, THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD INDEPENDENTLY ACTIVATE WHEN THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. THERE WAS A RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 07V452000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 11, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10560279
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: KL5JD52Z14K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE SPEEDOMETER PROVIDED AN INACCURATE READING OF ZERO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SPEEDOMETER RESET INDEPENDENTLY BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT MAINTAIN SPEEDS OF OVER 70 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION AND THEY STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000.

Components: WHEELS

May 13, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10513765
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD52Z64K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TIRES DEFLATED FREQUENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE WHEELS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 200,000. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 03, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10480725
Consumer Location: ARVADA, CO
VIN: KL5JJ52Z34K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED TO 80 MPH BEFORE THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ONCE THE VEHICLE APPROACHED AN INCLINE, SHE WAS ABLE TO SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL AND ENGAGE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT A RUBBER PART OF THE GASKET HAD BECOME CORRODED AND FRACTURED INTO THE THROTTLE, CAUSING THE ACCELERATION FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 95,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 22, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10462840
Consumer Location: FORT WAYNE, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

EXTERIOR LIGHTING IN AUGUST 2011 WENT TO DEALER SHIP TO HAVE THE RECALL DONE FOR THE HEADLAMP LOW BEAM OR DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT (DRL). SO NOW IT?S JUNE 2012 MY HEADLAMPS AND DRL LIGHTS NOT WORKING. VERY THANKFUL IT DIDN?T GO OUT ON MY WHEN I WAS DRIVING AT NIGHT I SEEN ME LIGHT LOOK DIFFERENT. WENT TO HAVE BULBS REPLACE LIGHTS STILL NOT WORKING. SO THE PLACE I WAS AT RAN A TEST AND FOUND OUT THAT THE WIRING IS MELTED SO, THEY SIDE THEY DID HAVE A RECALL ON THIS. SO WENT TOYOTA DEALERSHIPS AND THEY TELL ME THAT THE WIRING THAT IS MELTED IS NOT THE SAME WIRING THAT WAS IN THE RECALL FOR MY CAR. WOW REALLY SO NOW I CAN?T DRIVE MY CAR AT NIGHT. BUT MY HIGH BEAMS WORKS. *TT

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

May 05, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10399213
Consumer Location: SPRUCE PINE, NC
VIN: KL5JD52Z94K****

Summary of Complaint

AS PER THE RECALL ISSUED IN 2007 FOR THE FRONT HEADLIGHTS OF THIS CAR, I WAS TOLD BY THE SUZUKI DEALERSHIP IN ASHEVILLE, NC THAT MY SPECIFIC CAR WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL BUT MY LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS STILL DO NOT FUNCTION! *TR

Components: SUSPENSION TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

July 21, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10345123
Consumer Location: YPSILANTI, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT STRUT MOUNTS & BRAKING SYSTEM ARE BAD ON 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. WENT TO SEVERAL SHOPS TO GET THEM INSPECTED AND EVERY SHOP FOUND THE SAME PROBLEM WAS EVEN TOLD THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS MODEL AND A HAZARD TO DRIVE. RESEARCHED AND MANY CONSUMERS ONLINE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS. THE CAR SHAKES AND THE STRUTS WIGGLE AND HARD TIME BREAKING. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 21, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10292068
Consumer Location: MARGATE, FL
VIN: KL5JJ52Z34K****

Summary of Complaint

STRUT ASSEMBLY OF VEHICLE HAS AN INCH OF VERTICAL PLAY, HENCE VEHICLE NOT ABLE TO BE ALIGNED. VEHICLE IS 2004 SUZUKI FIRENZA. HAVE ADDRESSED ISSUE WITH 3 DIFFERENT DEALERS AND NONE CAN AGREE ON WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. ONE EVEN STATED THAT WAS NORMAL FOR VEHICLE. CALLED MANUFACTURER IN BREA CA, AND THEY REFUSED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. FURTHERMORE I WAS REFUSED THE RIGHT BVTO SPEAK TO MANAGEMENT PERSON. SINCE MY VEHICLE CAN'T BE ALIGN, I HAVE A SAFETY ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10292010
Consumer Location: RICHTON, MS
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD ISSUES WITH THE REAR BRAKE LIGHTS STAYING ON AFTER THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. I HAVE NOTICED A RECALL LISTED ON THE MODEL I OWN FOR THE PART. I WAS NEVER INFORMED OF THIS RECALL. I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE MY BATTERY 3 TIMES BECAUSE OF THE FAULTY SWITCH. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 03, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10290886
Consumer Location: QUEENSBURY, NY
VIN: KL5JD52Z54K****

Summary of Complaint

CAR ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN WHEN IT DOES BRAKES DON,T WORK ACTS LIKE ANTI LOCK BAD HAS JUST HARD PEDAL CAR WILL ACCELERATE UNTIL IT DECIDES TO STOP LAST TIME UP TO 105 MPH FOR ABOUT 20 MILES IT HAS HAPPENED TWICE ON HIGH WAY 3-4 TIMES IN CITY TOOK CAR TO DEALER THEY SAID IT COULD BE TRANS CONTROL MODULE OR ENGINE CONTROL MODULE THEY REPLACED TRANS CONTROL MODULE TOLD ME CAR WAS FIXED . I ASKED THEM HOW DO THEY KNOW ITS REALLY FIXED BECAUSE ITS A INTERMITTENT PROBLEM . THEY ASSURED ME ITS FIXED I CALLED SUZUKI TO SEE HOW TO BE ASSURED ITS FIXED BECAUSE MY 17 YR OLD DAUGHTER DRIVES THE CAR THEY TOLD ME TO DRIVE IT AND LET THEM KNOW IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN, SO I THOUGHT WELL LETS SEE IF SOMEONE CAN GET KILLED AND DROVE CAR AS THEY SAID CAR WAS OK FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS WELL MY DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING CAR AGAIN AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN THIS TIME IN CITY SHE HAD TO RUN 3 RED LIGHTS AND FINALLY GOT CAR TO STOP THE CUSTOMER COMPLAINT PERSON AT SUZUKI TOLD ME THAT IF A SERIOUS INJURY ACCRUED BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM THAT THEY WOULD LET THE INSURANCE COMPANY WORK IT OUT, I ASKED SO WHAT DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GET KILLED BEFORE YOU WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ISSUE ( THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE ). *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 17, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10284392
Consumer Location: MCMINNVILLE, TN
VIN: KL5JD52Z64K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA AND TOOK IT IN FOR A SAFETY RECALL ON THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS. THE DEALERSHIP DID THE RECALL BUT SAID THE WIRES WERE BURNT SO BAD THAT IT AFFECTED THE HIGH BEAM SIDE. NOW THAT THE RECALL HAS BEEN PERFORMED, NONE OF THE LIGHTS WORK CREATING A BIGGER SAFETY HAZARD THAN BEFORE. THE CAR CANNOT BE DRIVEN AT NIGHT AT ALL . *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 19, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10253287
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: KL5JJ52Z44K****

Summary of Complaint

2004 SUZUKI FORENZA TURN SIGNAL AND FLASHERS FAILED. WHILE DRIVING NO RECALL WAS ISSUED FOR THIS SPECIFIC DEFECT. MECHANIC UNABLE TO FIND SOURCE OF PROBLEM. CAR NEVER IN A MVA, ONLY 49,000 MILES. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

November 05, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10247768
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JJ52Z24K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE SUSTAINED MODERATE DAMAGES AND NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. SHE CALLED THE DEALER TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE, BUT WAS REFERRED TO HER INSURANCE AGENCY. THE CONTACT HAS A COPY OF THE POLICE REPORT AND PICTURES OF THE FAILED INCIDENT. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 43,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 09, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10228171
Consumer Location: GAITHERSBURG, MD
VIN: KL5JD52Z54K****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A NEW 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA IN JULY OF 2004. I MUST SAY IT'S BEEN OK. IN APRIL OF 2008, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, AND WOULD NOT GO OFF. I TOOK IT TO HAVE IT SERVICED AT JIFFY LUBE, AND THEY TOLD ME TO TAKE IT TO A MECHANIC WITH A COMPUTER TO DETERMINE THE PROBLEM AS IT COULD BE A NUMBER OF THINGS. I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC SHOP, WAS TOLD THE COOLANT WAS LOW, AND THEY SAW A SPOT ON THE ENGINE AND MAYBE THE ENGINE WAS SUCKING UP THE COOLANT, TO BRING IT BACK IN 2 WEEKS AND THEY WOULD CHECK THIS. IN THE MEANTIME I THOUGHT THE CAR WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY AND TOOK IT TO A SUZUKI DEALER AFTER I HEARD THE WORDS COULD BE AN ENGINE PROBLEM. THE SUZUKI REPAIR SHOP INITIALLY SAID, THE CAR NEEDED A COMPUTER UPDATE, AND THIS WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM. THE SAME DAY, I PICKED THE CAR UP, AND IT WAS DRIVING WORSE THAN BEFORE AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND CAR WAS NOT STARTING IN THE MORNING . I TOOK THE CAR IN AGAIN, THE NEXT WEEK, PAID $244.00 FOR A $20.00 PART, THEY KEPT THE CAR 3 DAYS, (WAITING THE $20.00 PART TO COME IN SUPPOSEDLY), PICKED THE CAR UP ON FRIDAY 5/16, SUNDAY 5/18, SAME PROBLEM BACK AGAIN, CALLED SUZUKI DEALERSHIP, WAS TOLD TO BRING CAR BACK IN AND THEY WOULD LOOK AT IT. IN THE MEANTIME MY EXTENDED WARRANTY IS NOW EXPIRED (OR COURSE) AND I LOOKED ON THE INTERNET FOR OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS MODEL CAR AND READ 7 PRIOR COMPLAINTS OF THE SAME PROBLEMS. MOST OF THE COMPLAINTS MENTIONED NO ONE COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND THE MANUFACTURER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. IT APPEARS THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE PAYOFF OF THE CAR, AND IT NO ONE CAN FIND THE PROBLEM, HOW IS THE CONSUMER TO HANDLE THE PROBLEM. THE PRIOR COMPLAINTS ALSO NOTED THE CAR WAS IN THE SHOP 4 OR 5 TIMES, STILL NO SOLUTIONS. WITH OUR ECONOMY THE WAY IT IS TODAY, ISSUES WITH OUR CARS JUST ADD TO THE PROBLEM. THE MANUFACTURER SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIX/ADVISE/CONSULT OR SOMETHING ABOUT HOW TO GET THIS ISSUE WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, AND CAR NOT STARTING IN THE MORNING RESOLVED. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING INTERIOR LIGHTING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 20, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10220694
Consumer Location: SHELBY, NC
VIN: KL5JD52Z44K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE LIGHT SWITCH ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE BEGAN SMOKING WHEN IT WAS TURNED ON. THE STEERING SUSTAINED BURNS. ON NOVEMBER 20, 2007, THE VEHICLE REMAINED AT THE DEALER FOR THREE WEEKS. SHE RETRIEVED THE VEHICLE ON DECEMBER 15, 2007 AND RETURNED TO THE DEALER THE FOLLOWING DAY. CURRENTLY, WHEN THE LIGHT SWITCH IS TURNED OFF, IT WOULD COME BACK ON. THE DEALER HAD THE VEHICLE UNTIL JANUARY 16, 2008. THE VEHICLE WENT BACK TO THE DEALER ON JANUARY 27, OR 28, 2007 BECAUSE THE SWITCH WAS NOT WORKING. NONE OF THE LIGHTS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL OR EXTERIOR LIGHTS WERE WORKING. SHE RECEIVED THE VEHICLE BACK ON FEBRUARY 10, 2008 AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE FAILURE WAS THE HARNESS IN THE SWITCH AND THE WIRES. THEY DID THE WIRING. THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY WITH THE DEALER AND HAS BEEN THERE SINCE FEBRUARY 10, 2008. THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 07V452000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING) WAS REFERENCED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 89,791 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 28, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10217841
Consumer Location: MONROE, NC
VIN: KL5JD52Z54K****

Summary of Complaint

CAR HAS TROUBLE STARTING AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON INTERMITTENTLY. JULY 2007 TOOK CAR IN WITH 'HARD START" PROBLEM. THEY FOUND RESONATOR ASSEMBLY NEEDED REPLACING. THAT REPAIR WAS DONE ON AUGUST 3, 2007. CAR RAN FOR APPROX. 2 MONTHS AND WE TOOK IT BACK IN OCTOBER WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND THE SAME "HARD START" PROBLEM. THEY REPLACED THE STARTER OCTOBER 18, 2007 AND STATED IT WAS ARCING TO HIGH. TOOK CAR BACK OCTOBER 21, 2007 WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. OCTOBER 26, 2007 THE ECU COMPUTER WAS REPLACED. TOOK CAR BACK TO SHOP OCTOBER 29, 2007 WITH THE SAME "HARD START" PROBLEM. MOVED THE CAR TO ANOTHER DEALERSHIP NOVEMBER 7, 2007 AS NO ONE WAS WORKING ON THE CAR. THIS WAS SUGGESTED BY THE CORPORATION. A REPAIR WAS DONE ON THE CAR. DECEMBER 13, 2007 TOOK CAR BACK TO THIS DEALERSHIP WITH THE SAME "HARD START" PROBLEM. THEY CHECKED THE CODE AND RESET THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. DECEMBER 18, 2007 RETURNED TO THE DEALERSHIP WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. THEY REPLACED THE ENGINE WIRING HARNESS. JANUARY 25, 2008 THE CAR IS HAVING THE SAME "HARD START" PROBLEM AND IS SITTING IN THE YARD. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

January 12, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10215088
Consumer Location: ADDISON, NY
VIN: KL5JD52Z64K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE CONTACT ACTIVATED THE HIGH BEAMS AND ALL OF THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR LIGHTS DIMMED AND THE RADIO SHUT OFF. SHE PULLED OFF THE ROAD AND THE LOW BEAMS ILLUMINATED APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES LATER. WHEN THE HIGH BEAMS FINALLY ILLUMINATED, THE VEHICLE COMPLETELY LOST POWER AND THE ENGINE SHUT OFF. THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESTART AND WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER. THE DIAGNOSIS WAS THAT THE FLOOR HARNESS HAD BURNED OUT FROM THE FRONT TO THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 07V452000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING) WAS REFERENCED. THE PURCHASE DATE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 32,445. UPDATED 02-19-08 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE LIGHTS DID NOT DIM BUT WENT OUT. THE DEALER STATED AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCK INOPERABLE. UPDATED 02/14/08 *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 22, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10209683
Consumer Location: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH MY CAR NOT STARTING AND THEN DYING WHEN SLOWING DOWN AT A STOP LIGHT AND SUCH. I HAVE HAD THE CAR TOWED TWICE AND ITS BEEN IN THE SHOP MULTIPLE TIMES. THEY STILL HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT. THEY HAVE REPLACED EVERYTHING THEY THINK IT COULD BE AND STILL WITH NO SUCCESS. I'M WORRIED THAT I COULD GET SERIOUSLY HURT AND AM MAD AT THE FACT THAT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. NOT EVEN THE MANUFACTURER. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

November 16, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10209166
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5VJ52L14B****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. A 10 MONTH OLD BABY WAS ABLE TO REMOVE THE COVER FOR THE DOOR SCREW. THE COVER WAS LOCATED UNDER THE HANDLE. THE BABY WAS NOT RESTRAINED IN A CHILD SEAT AND HAD THE COVER IN HIS MOUTH. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE COVERS WERE DESIGNED TO POP OFF. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 72,000. UPDATED 12/11/07

Components: TIRES

June 28, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10208926
Consumer Location: MONROE, MI
VIN: KL5JD52Z64K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE VEHICLE HAS HANKOOK OPTIMO, SIZE P195/55R15-84V TIRES (NA). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL FOR THE TIRES BECAUSE THEY WERE MANUFACTURED IN CHINA. THERE HAD BEEN NO FAILURE TO DATE. THE DOT NUMBER WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 14,480. UPDATED 12/12/2007 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE TIRES HAD A FRAYING PROBLEM AND WERE ROTATED AT THE DEALERS SUGGESTION. UPDATED 12/12/07

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 31, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10197146
Consumer Location: ROCKY MOUNT, NC
VIN: KL5JJ52Z84K****

Summary of Complaint

OUR CAR KEEPS CUTTING OFF WHILE DRIVING. IT HAS BEEN INTO A SUZUKI DEALERSHIP 4 TIMES AND IS NOW IN FOR A 5TH TIME (ALL IN 2 MONTHS). IT HAS CUT OFF IN AN INTERSECTION, WHICH WAS VERY DANGEROUS. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 21, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10188728
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: KL5JJ52Z44K****

Summary of Complaint

ON APRIL 21, 2006 AFTER COMING OFF I95 INTERSTATE COMING TO A STOP MY VEHICLE ACCELERATED, RESULTING IN HITTING A PARKED CAR. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER, WHO "FOUND NOTHING WRONG." THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO HAVE THE SAME PERFORMANCE, ACCELERATING WHEN ATTEMPTING TO SLOW DOWN AFTER OVER 45 MPH NON STOP, ON 3/27/07 I HAD THE VEHICLE IN FOR PARKING LIGHTS NOT SHUTTING OFF, AND SPOKE WITH A TECHNICIAN WHO IMMEDIATELY KNOW THE PROBLEM. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 09, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10165030
Consumer Location: LYNN, MA
VIN: KL5JD52Z94K****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE STALLED OUT WHILE DRIVING AT 5 MPH AND OCCASIONALLY WOULD NOT START. THE PROBLEM USUALLY OCCURRED WHILE STOPPED AT A STOP LIGHT AND ATTEMPTING TO PULL OUT. THE VEHICLE WOULD RESTART AFTER THREE ATTEMPTS. THE DEALERSHIP HAD THE VEHICLE FOR TWO MONTHS, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS STILL HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS. THE DEALERSHIP DETERMINED THE ETHANOL BEING PUT IN THE GASOLINE WAS AFFECTING THE WAY THE VEHICLE WAS RUNNING, BUT COULD NOT OFFER AN EXPLANATION AS TO WHY. UPDATED 9/15/2006 - *NM

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

January 28, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10159342
Consumer Location: INDIANTOWN, FL
VIN: KL5JD52Z24K****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRICAL MALFUNTIONS, DASHBOARD METERS WERE MOVING UP AND DOWN ERRATICALLY. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP ABOUT 5 TIMES, THEY SAID THE PROBLEM WAS CORRECTED BUT IT CONTINUED TO HAPPEN. THE DEALERSHIP FINALLY CORRECTED THE PROBLEM (OR SO THEY BELIEVED) AND THAT TOOK ABOUT 2 WEEKS TO FINISH. NOW THE DOORS ARE LOCKING AND UNLOCKING BY THEMSELVES. I'M THINKING ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE CAR. *NM

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 23, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10158128
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: KL5JJ52Z74K****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED ON 5 OCCASIONS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THIS HAPPENS AT VARIOUS SPEEDS AND UNDER ANY DRIVING CONDITIONS. WHEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATES IT DOES NOT AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CODE WAS RESET AFTER EACH INCIDENT. ON 3 OCCASIONS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT RE ILLUMINATED AFTER 45 MINUTES, THE 4TH TIME AFTER A FEW WEEKS AND THE LAST TIME AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS. THE MANUFACTURER HAS BEEN ALERTED. *AK

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