2007 SUZUKI FORENZA VIN: KL5JD56Z27K494801

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN KL5JD56Z27K494801 Decoding Suzuki Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

Forenza

Model Year

2007

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

Other Restraint System Info

Has Automatic Occupant Sensor

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side 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

2007 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%

2007 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 Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/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) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KL5JD56Z27K494801

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

April 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10748813
Consumer Location: FORT WHITE, FL
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH, THE DOOR LOCKS WOULD CONSTANTLY MADE A CLICKING NOISE AND THE INTERIOR LIGHTS EMITTED BURNING FUMES. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE TIMING BELT FAILED AND THERE WAS NO POWER TO THE TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE AIR CONDITION FAN MADE AN ABNORMAL NOISE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10609800
Consumer Location: CONYERS, GA
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE POWERING OFF THE VEHICLE, SMOKE EMITTED FROM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CAUGHT ON FIRE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FIRE SPREAD TO THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS NOT CALLED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 17, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10474588
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHTS WON'T TURN OFF. WHILE DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY BLACK SMOKE BLEW IN MY FACE. ELECTRICAL WIRES WERE ON FIRE. I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER AND GET OUT WITHOUT GETTING HIT BY THE FAST CARS GOING BY. CALLED 911 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAME PUT OUT THE FIRE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 10, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10451925
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS ISSUES WITH THE RANGE SWITCH IN MY 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE FIRST TIME AT APPROXIMATELY 38K MILES, AND NOW AGAIN AT APPROXIMATELY 70K MILES. EACH TIME I'VE HAD THIS FIXED, IT HAS COST ME OVER $200. SUZUKI CUSTOMER SERVICE REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS AS A DEFECT, AND CONTINUES TO TAKE MONEY FROM THEIR CLIENTS WHO PURCHASED FAULTY VEHICLES. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN

August 22, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10436838
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA IN DEC 2006 AND MY TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR WENT BAD IN AUGUST OF 2007, IT WENT BAD AGAIN LESS THAN A YEAR LATER IN JUNE 2008, AGAIN IN 2010 AND NOW AS OF TODAY NOVEMBER 22,2011 I HAVE TO PUT IT BACK IN THE SHOP FOR THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR. I REALLY DO FEEL LIKE THIS SHOULD HAD BEEN A RECALL CONSIDERING I AM NOT THE ONLY SUZUKI FORENZA OWNER THAT HAS HAD THE ONGOING ISSUES . I HAVE CAME OUT OF POCKET OVER $600 SO FAR ON GETTING THIS PROBLEM FIX BECAUSE IT WAS NOT COVER UNDER WARRANTY. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 15, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10336716
Consumer Location: ATTALLA, AL
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION SHIFT SENSOR IS WHAT EVERYTHING POINTS TO. WHEN OPERATING THE VEHICLE IN DRIVE, THE TRANSMISSION SUDDENLY CEASES TO OPERATE CORRECTLY, AND SEEMS AS IF IT HAS SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL. THE SHIFT SELECTION INDICATOR ON THE DISPLAY PANEL SHOWS A FAULT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON. UPON INVESTIGATING THE ISSUE ONLINE IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THIS HAS BECOME A RECENT ISSUE WITH THE SUZUKI FORENZA IN THE PAST MONTHS, RANGING BETWEEN THE 2007 AND 2008 MODELS. THIS FAILURE POSES MANY SAFETY CONCERNS. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

June 14, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10314164
Consumer Location: PINEVILLE, NC
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELTS HAVE MALFUNCTIONED ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS DUE TO A FAULTY BUCKLE ASSEMBLY. THE CONTACT HAS TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY REPLACED. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL REGARDING THE SEAT BELTS: FRONT: BUCKLE ASSEMBLY BUT DUE TO THE VIN THE VEHICLE WAS NOT A PART OF THE RECALL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THIS WAS A MAJOR SAFETY CONCERN SINCE THE FAILURE COULD INJURE A CHILD. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,000.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

May 14, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10268855
Consumer Location: FORT WORTH, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH ON NORMAL ROAD CONDITIONS, THE VEHICLE BEGAN WOBBLING EXCESSIVELY. THE VEHICLE WOULD GRADUALLY CHANGE DIRECTION WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR INSPECTION AND THE REAR STRUTS WERE DETERMINED TO BE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE REPAIR COST WAS ESTIMATED AT $580. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED TO SHIFT GEARS AND THE GEAR SENSOR WAS REPLACED. THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLES ON THE FRONT AND REAR PASSENGER SIDE WERE ALSO REPLACED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 56,569.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10236915
Consumer Location: NAPLES, FL
VIN: KL5JD56Z27K****

Summary of Complaint

THREE OF THE FOUR INTERIOR DOOR HANDLES HAVE BROKEN OFF UNDER NORMAL USE. TO GET OUT THE DRIVER AND PASSENGERS MUST LOWER THE ELECTRIC WINDOW AND OPEN FROM THE OUTSIDE. DEALER SAYS THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS PROBLEM BEFORE AND WILL NOT FIX IT BECAUSE 30K+ MILES. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11152593
Consumer Location: EAST STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY, THE HIGH BEAM HEADLIGHTS FAILED TO TURN ON WHEN PROMPTED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. A DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11076558
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF LIGHT IS ON EVEN WITH PASSENGER IN SEAT. I AM SURPRISE THERE IS NOT A RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM WHICH CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY AND EVEN FATALITIES. SUZUKI ISSUED A RECALL FOR THE GRAND VITARAS. THIS IS DOWN RIGHT PATHETIC AND IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. I WILL DEFINITELY BE FILING A LAWSUIT ABOUT THIS MATTER IF NOTHING DONE ABOUT THIS MATTER.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11072125
Consumer Location: PINCKNEY, MI
VIN: KL5JD86Z77K****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS TRAVELING BETWEEN 40-45MPH, ON A MAJOR TWO LANE ROAD. PAVEMENT WAS WET. CAR IN FRONT STOPPED FAST, SUZUKI REAR ENDED THAT VEHICLE. DRIVER ONLY OCCUPANT IN CAR SUZUKI-AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY. FRONT OF CAR CRUSHED BACK TO ENGINE, ENGINE MOUNT BROKEN.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11045024
Consumer Location: FEASTERVILLE, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR LOST POWER SUDDENLY AFTER STOPPING FOR A TRAFFIC SIGNAL. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. ENGINE NEVER STOPPED RUNNING BUT WOULD NOT GO FASTER THAN ABOUT 20MPH. TRANSMISSION UPSHIFTED AND DOWN SHIFTED. ORB ERROR CODES WHERE P2110, P2106, AND P161B. NO OTHER CODES WHERE STORED. IT HAS HAPPENED TWICE IN 6 MONTHS. AFTER RESTARTING ENGINE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS NOT ON AND THE CAR RAN NORMALLY.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

October 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11039311
Consumer Location: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
VIN: KL5JD56Z07K****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS ODOR OF SMOKE OR UNKNOWN SMELL ADVISED SUZUKI WHO REFERRED ME TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HANDLE REPAIRS. I ADVISED THEM I WORK FOR AN AUTO BODY WHO STATES VEHICLE IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE- PASSENGER AIR BAG LIGHT IS ALSO ON. RECALL NOTICE ADVISES OF SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FIRE. STEERING COLUMN LOOKS TO BE WARPED AND IGNITION SWITCH IS NOT WORKING.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

August 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11034090
Consumer Location: EAST STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DOOR LOCKS MADE A CLICKING NOISE WHILE DRIVING AS IF THE LOCKS WERE GOING UP AND DOWN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE LOCKS WERE IN THE DOWN POSITION, THEY WOULD INDEPENDENTLY POP BACK UP BEFORE THE CONTACT COULD OPEN THE DOOR WITH THE KEY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

October 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11033057
Consumer Location: MARYSVILLE, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE DRIVER NOTICED SMOKE INSIDE THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER AND THE DRIVER CALLED FOR ASSISTANCE. THE CONTACT ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, OPENED THE HOOD, TURNED OFF THE RELAY SWITCH, AND ALLOWED THE VEHICLE TO COOL DOWN. THERE WAS NO FIRE REPORT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER (DWAYNE LANE SUZUKI, 10415 EVERGREEN WAY, EVERETT, WA, 425-267-9000) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE RELAY SWITCH (WHICH CONTROLLED THE FAN FOR THE HEATER AND THE AIR CONDITIONER) CAUGHT FIRE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

June 30, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11014609
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: KL5JD56Z47K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR ON THE HIGHWAY THE LIGHT FOR THE ENGINE CAME ON AND THE CAR DIED. AFTER BEING TOWED IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE HEAD WAS BLOWN. AFTER REPLACING THE ENGINE THE LIGHT REMAINS ON AND NOW THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION. THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A DEFECT IN A SENSOR FOR THE TRANSMISSION THAT KEEPS THESE PROBLEMS HAPPENING IN THIS VEHICLE.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN ENGINE

March 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10991538
Consumer Location: UNIVERSAL CITY, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z37K****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING REPLACED, MANY TIRES REPLACED CONSTANTLY, TRANSMISSION REPLACED, TIMING BELT REPLACED, SEAT BELTS REPLACED, AIR BAGS ARE IN RECALL AND NEED TO BE REPLACED, HANDLES REPLACED, BAD PAINT CLIPPINGS ON OUTER HANDLES, CO2 SENSOR REPLACED, HEADLIGHT SWITCH RECALLED AND REPLACED, RANGE MOD SENSOR REPLACED TWICE, HEAD GASKET BROKEN.

Components: ENGINE

January 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10955568
Consumer Location: BROWNSTOWN, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR KEEPS OVER HEATING AND IT BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR NOW I GOT EXHAUSE COMING OUTTA THE COOLANT TANK.NOW THE CAR HEADERS ARE BLOWN ARE FRIED DUE TO A DEFECT IN THE VEHICAL MAKING I WAS IN MOTION DURING THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT WHEN THE CAR STARTED ACTN UP....

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 26, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10914807
Consumer Location: CERES, CA
VIN: KL5JD56Z87K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, SMOKE APPEARED FROM THE STEERING WHEEL. IMMEDIATELY, SOMEONE SCREAMED OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE AND ALERTED THE CONTACT TO EXIT THE VEHICLE QUICKLY. WHEN THE CONTACT EXITED THE VEHICLE, SMOKE AND FLAMES SHOT OUT OF THE STEERING WHEEL. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO HAPPENED TO BE IN THE AREA, ADVISED TO OPEN THE HOOD SO THE BATTERY COULD BE DISCONNECTED. WHILE THE TECHNICIAN WAS DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED AT THE SCENE AND ASSISTED THE TECHNICIAN TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. A FIRE REPORT WAS FILED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE RESIDENCE OF THE CONTACT'S FRIEND. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND REQUESTED COPIES OF THE FIRE PICTURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 128,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

March 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898563
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL
VIN: KL5JD56Z07K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SECURE THE DRIVER'S SEAT BELT, THE SEAT BELT FAILED TO LATCH. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 178,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10895452
Consumer Location: MARIETTA, SC
VIN: KL5JN36Z87K****

Summary of Complaint

CAR FEELS LIKE IT SLIPS OUT OF GEAR , SOMETIMES ON FREEWAY FEELS ALMOST LIKE TRANSMISSION. IT IS THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR AND I HAVE ALMOST BEEN REAR-ENDED SEVERAL TIMES. AS YOU HAVE TO PULL OVER AND WAIT A WHILE BEFORE STARTING THE CAR BACK UP THIS IS ALWAYS IN MOTION NORTH CHARLESTON SC , GREENVILLE SC AND COLUMBIA SC THE CAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN TOWED, I CAN SEND TOWING INFORMATION THROUGH STATE FARM, WHO DROPPED MY ROADSIDE BECAUSE OF THIS AND ONE TIME THROUGH TRAVELERS INSURANCE CAR HAS BEEN TO THE TRUCK FARM IN EASLEY SC TWICE THEY CAN NOT FIND A CODE ON IT RICK HENDRICKS NORTH CHARLESTON 3 TIMES EXPRESS AUTO IN COLUMBIA SEPT 17TH 2015 AND TRANSMISSIONS ON DORCHESTER RD NORTH CHARLESTON AND A+ ALSO NORTH CHARLESTON.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

July 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10884163
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z87K****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA WITH ONLY 50 MILES ON IT. I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH IT AND NOW IT POSES A SAFETY RISK SINCE THE DEALERSHIP CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IT SUDDENLY STOPS WHILE I AM DRIVING. I LOSE CONTROL AND NEED TO MOVE IT ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE HIGHWAY. I HAVE COME SEVERAL TIMES CLOSE TO BEING HIT. ALL LIGHTS ON THE DASHBOARD ARE SHOWING EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT NOT BE THE PROBLEM.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS

May 30, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10872247
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, FL
VIN: KL5JD56Z87K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WAS CRACKED AND THE PARKED VEHICLE WAS FILLED WITH BLACK SMOKE. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED AT THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE VIN WAS EXCLUDED FROM NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V262000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 86,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10859958
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: KL5JD56Z37K****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THIS CAR USED FROM RAMSEY MOTORS AND DIDNT DO ANY HOMEWORK ON THE PAST OWNERS OR ACCIDENTS. SHOULD OF CHECKED INTO THAT. CAUSE I WAS SOLD A VEHICAL THAT HAD THE WIRING RIGGED INTO THE FUZE BOX. THIS WAS NOT NOTICABLE TO THE EYE .RIGHT BEFORE I HAD THE ACCIDENT THE HEADLIGHTS FLICKERED THANKFULLY I WAS ALONE AND ONLY TRAVELING AT 30 MPH. I WAS CROSSING A NARROW BRIDGE IN JASPER ARKANSAS AND SOMETHING CAUSED THAT WIRE TO LOOSE CONTACT WITH WHERE IT WAS RIGGD TO. I REGISTERED MY VEHICAL TO GET MORE INFO ON THE SITUATION AND HAD TO BRING IT HOME BY TRAILER. THE MECHANIC WAS INFORMATIVE TO WHAT COULD OF CAUSED THE HEADLIGHTS TO MALFUNCTION. I SOON FOUND MYSELF WITH ALOT OF INFO I WISH ID A KNOWN BEFORE I PURCHED THE CAR NOW I AM DUE FOR COURT WITH SEVERAL CITATIONS DUE TO UNSAFE VEHICAL . SUCKS

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10846264
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, WA
VIN: KL5JD56Z67K****

Summary of Complaint

I JUST BOUGHT A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA ON MARCH 10TH, I DROVE IT FROM THE DEALER SHIP TO MY HOME, AROUND 40 MILES, DROVE IT AT 55 AND 45 AND 35 ALL GOOD UNTIL THE LAST MILE OF MY JOURNEY. I WAS GOING A STEADY 35 AND I COULD TELL MY CAR WAS SLOWING DOWN WITHOUT ME LETTING MY FOOT OFF THE GAS AT ALL. I LET OFF AND REAPPLIED GAS AND IT ACTED NORMAL FOR 1/16 OF A MILE AND DID IT AGAIN BUT WHEN I LET OFF AND REAPPLIED IT ACCELERATED A LITTLE AND THEN SLOWED DOWN AGAIN. I LOOKED AT MY GAGES AND MY TACHOMETER WAS GOING FROM 1500 TO 2000 RPMS MAKING THE CAR BOUNCE BACK AND FORWARD, AND SO I LET OFF AND REAPPLIED ENOUGH TIMES TO MAKE IT HOME. I'M LUCKY THERE WASN'T ANYONE ON THE ROAD. AND I DROVE IT ACROSS A 4 MILE LONG BRIDGE AND THANK GOD IT DIDN'T HAPPEN THERE! I SEE THAT THERE ARE ALOT OF COMPLAINTS TS ON THIS ISSUE AND SUZUKI IS CLAIMING IT'S ROUTINE MAINTENANCE.. YOU NEVER CAN TELL WHEN IT'S GOING TO GO OUT AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO REPLACE THEM EVERY 9 MONTHS.. THEY SHOULD MAKE THE PART GOOD ENOUGH TO LAST LONGER. IT'S A SAFETY HAZZARD IN ALOT OF PEOPLE'S OPINIONS. PULLING INTO HEAVY TRAFFIC CAN BE PRETTY SCARY WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOUR CAR IS GOING TO MOVE 5 FEET AND THEN NOT REGISTER YOUR FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL. IT'S DANGEROUS.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 14, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10763483
Consumer Location: BOLIGEE, AL
VIN: KL5JD56Z47K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,118. ...UPDATED 01/20/16 *BF *CN

Components: ENGINE

June 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10750311
Consumer Location: GRIMESLAND, NC
VIN: KL5JD56Z47K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED AFTER FLASHING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO REPLACED THE 02 SENSOR, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 14, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10733429
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, AL
VIN: KL5JD86Z87K****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAG CUSHION IS ACTIVATED BY WEIGHT, GOING DOWN THE ROAD THE CAUTION DASH PANEL LIGHTS CAME ON, INDICATING THAT MY WIFE WAS UNDER I THINK 40 LBS. WHICH IS NOT NO WHERE NEAR CORRECT. SINCE THIS INCIDENT THE LIGHTS INDICATING THE AIR BAGS ARE NOT ACTIVATED, REMAIN ON CONTINUALLY WHEN THE WAGON IS RUNNING. I BELIEVE THIS COULD BE A SAFETY HAZARD IF AN ACCIDENT WERE TO OCCUR. PLEASE RESPOND!! THANKS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10731484
Consumer Location: TEWKSBURY, MA
VIN: KL5JD56Z87K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE PARKED, THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO START AND HAD TO BE JUMPED BY A TOW COMPANY. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V262000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10726442
Consumer Location: LARGO, FL
VIN: KL5JD86Z37K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE BEEN TRYING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR TO GET THE RECALL ITEM REPAIRED BUT HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE A LOCAL DEALERSHIP OR REPAIR SHOP WILLING TO DO THE NECESSARY WORK. THERE ARE ONLY TWO IN THE LARGO FLORIDA AREA. THE SUZUKI MOTOR COMPANY HAS REPEATEDLY FAILED TO RESPOND TO ALL MY REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10726224
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: KL5JD56Z47K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE CONTACT OBSERVED SMOKE COMING FROM THE DASHBOARD AND SMELLED A STRONG BURNING ODOR. THE CONTACT IMMEDIATELY PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER. MOMENTS LATER, THE FUSE BOX SHORTED OUT AND CAUSED A SMALL FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS NOT CALLED. THE MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 34,000.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10724885
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: KL5DJ56Z47K****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ALONG WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ENGINE JUST CUT OFF, I STILL HAD ELECTRICAL POWER, ALL SYSTEMS WERE STILL WORKING. I GOT TO SIDE OF ROAD TURNED EVERYTHING OFF. I THEN TRIED STARTING THE ENGINE, AFTER ABOUT THREE OR FOUR TIMES THE ENGINE WOULD START. I THEN DROVE THE CAR TRYING TO GET HOME, WHEN I WOULD COME TO A STOP LIGHT THE ENGINE WOULD STALL AGAIN. THIS COULD CAUSE A VERY BAD ACCIDENT IF ON AN INTERSTATE AT HIGH SPEED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 31, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10717356
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER FIRST PURCHASING THIS VEHICLE, THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR FAILED WHICH RESULTED IN THE VEHICLE JERKING THEN SUDDENLY GOING INTO NEUTRAL WHILE DRIVING DOWN A LOCAL ROAD. THE SENSOR WAS REPLACED ONLY TO FAIL AGAIN WITHIN TWO YEARS. THIS PART HAS BEEN REPLACED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST 7 YEARS AND IS AGAIN FAILING. THE RESULT IS ALWAYS THE SAME, EITHER DECREASED AND UNSAFE ACCELERATION OR SUDDENLY SLIPPING INTO NEUTRAL, INCLUDING WHILE ON A BUSY FREEWAY.

Components: ENGINE

April 29, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10713743
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z77K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. AFTER THE CONTACT PARKED THE VEHICLE AND LEFT, SHE NOTICED THAT THE DASHBOARD AND VISOR WERE MELTED WHEN SHE RETURNED. THE WINDSHIELD WAS FOGGY DUE TO AN APPARENT ENGINE FIRE. THE INSURANCE COMPANY WAS NOTIFIED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 64,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10711798
Consumer Location: BRISTOW, VA
VIN: KL5JD56Z17K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL ON A FIRE HAZARD WITH THE LIGHTENING AFTER I KEPT SMELLING PLASTIC BURNING EVERY TIME IT RAINED...I THEN NOTICED IT WAS BECAUSE I HAD THE LIGHTS ON ALL THE TIME. I HAVE CALLED SUZUKI TO NO AVAIL TO HAVE A LOCAL PROCURED TO DO RECALL REPAIR DUE TO THE CLOSET APPROVED VENDOR BEING 2 HOURS AWAY IN TRAFFIC AND THE LENGTH OF REPAIR TAKING MOST OF THEIR DAY PLUS RETURN TRIP. WE WOULD HAVE TO SPEND NIGHT IN A HOTEL. MY MECHANIC EVEN CALLED THEM AND SAID THEY WOULD DO THE REPAIRS IN CHANTILLY, VA. AND SUZUKI REFUSED SAYING IT WOULD ONLY TAKE ME 20 MINUTES TO DRIVE TO WHEATON MD???????? I AM IN BRISTOW, VA. I ASKED THAT THEY HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED AND FIXED AND BROUGHT BACK TO ME THEN AND THEY REFUSE EVERY SUGGESTION. THIS IS BY FAR A HUGE INCONVENIENCE AND WEAR AND TEAR ON MY VEHICLE. IT IS THEIR FIRE HAZARD, THEY SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROVIDE FOR A LOCAL REPAIR TO THE FIRE HAZARD. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 14, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10706456
Consumer Location: WHITEFISH BAY, WI
VIN: KL5JD56217K****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AFTER STOPPING AT A STOP LIGHT. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME HAVING TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR. *TR

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10704443
Consumer Location: STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: KL5JD86Z76K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 65 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A NOISE AS THE VEHICLE STALLED. UPON FURTHER INSPECTION, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE ENGINE HAD FRACTURED. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE PREVIOUSLY JERKED. THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A MECHANIC. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. HOWEVER, THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 58,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

March 31, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10702772
Consumer Location: GRAND JUNCTION, CO
VIN: KL5JD56ZX7K****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN MY STREET IN MY 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA WITH 71,510 MILES, THEN ON THE PANEL IT STARTED FLASHING (P,N,D WITH A DIAGONAL LINE THROUGH THEM) AND I TOOK IT TO AUTOZONE AND THEY SAID IT WAS THE TRANSMISSION... *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10683931
Consumer Location: FALLBROOK, CA
VIN: KL5JD56Z07K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE AIR BAG DEPLOYED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS A SPILL IN THE CONSOLE WHERE THE AIR BAG WAS HOUSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 156,000.

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