2008 SUZUKI FORENZA VIN: KL5JD56Z38K776947

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN KL5JD56Z38K776947 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

2008

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)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2008 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%

2008 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
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 KL5JD56Z38K776947

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10573461
Consumer Location: DULUTH, MN
VIN: KL5JD56Z38K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY ACCELERATED AND CRASHED INTO A BENCH FOLLOWED BY A GARAGE WALL. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE FAILURE WAS RECURRING. HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 87,000. UPDATED 04/29/14*LJ THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY AN INDEPENDENT, THIRD PARTY ENGINEERING COMPANY, AND IT WAS DETERMINED THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED, AND NO PROBLEMS WITH THE ACCELERATION OR BRAKING SYSTEM WERE FOUND. UPDATED 05/13/14

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN

June 26, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10522160
Consumer Location: SHELTON, WA
VIN: KL5JD56Z38K****

Summary of Complaint

FOR A FEW WEEKS THE CAR HAD BEEN RUNNING A BIT OFF--NOT REALLY CHANGING GEARS RIGHT-BUT NOTHING TO RAISE SERIOUS ALARM-CLUNKED ONE TIME A WEEK AGO WHEN SLOWING DOWN. YESTERDAY THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON THE CAR MADE A LOUD CLUNK AND WOULD NOT SWITCH INTO GEAR. AFTER TURNING THE CAR OFF AND ON THE ENGINE LIGHT WENT OF AND THE CAR WAS ABLE TO BE DRIVE. TOOK IT INTO THE LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE--THEY RAN A TROUBLE CODE WHICH CAME BACK PO700 AND PO705. WE LOOKED THIS UP AND IT REFERRED TO THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR---THE AUTO PART FELLOW SAID GET IT IN NOW TO BE FIXED. $200 LATER THE CAR IS NOW RUNNING ACCEPTABLE AGAIN. THE CAR MECHANIC WAS ABLE TO GET THE PART IN A COUPLE HOURS BECAUSE THE WAREHOUSE SAID THIS PART HAS AN EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND FOR IT SO THEY STOCK IT. WE HAD A LONG DISTANCE TRIP PLANNED NEXT WEEK AND THIS COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS TO HAVE COMPLETELY LOST THE ABILITY TO DRIVE OR SOMETHING ELSE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 18, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10502689
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD56Z38K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE FROM A COMPLETE STOP, THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED A DELAYED RESPONSE. ON A SEPARATE OCCASION THE GEAR LEVER WAS SHIFTED INTO DRIVE AND THE TRANSMISSION INDEPENDENTLY SHIFTED INTO REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A TRANSMISSION CENTER WHERE THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 47,000. UPDATED 04/30/13*LJ

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 20, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10486483
Consumer Location: OCEANSIDE, CA
VIN: KL5JD56Z38K****

Summary of Complaint

COMING HOME LATE NIGHT AROUND 2ISH, WAITING AT A REDLIGHT MY CAR DOES A SUDDEN JERK, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND IM IN DRIVE (FOOT ON BRAKE PEDAL) BUT IN THE DASH THE GEAR STARTS FLASHING AND INDICATING I WAS IN NEUTRAL BUT I WASN'T. LIGHT TURNS GREEN I GO TO PRESS DOWN ON THE ACCELERATION AND MY CAR SEEMED LIKE IT BARELY WANTED TO DRIVE, AS IF IT NEEDED A PUSH. I DIDN'T DRIVE MY CAR FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND BECAUSE I WAS PARANOID. TOOK MY CAR IN THAT MONDAY ON OCTOBER 22ND 2012 (THEY HAD IT FOR 8DAYS), GOT MY CAR BACK ASSUMING THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED, BUT HERE WE ARE A MONTH LATER, NOVEMBER 29TH 2012 AND MY CAR IT DOING THE SAME. I WAS DRIVING MAYBE ABOUT 30PMH AND I WAS COMING TO A STOP AT A LIGHT AND MY CAR DID A SOFT JERK AND THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. WENT TO TURN INTO A PARKING LOT ONCE THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND IT SEEM AS THOUGH MY CAR DIDN'T WANT TO ACCELERATE. SO I TURNED OFF THE CAR, WAITED FOR 10MINS OR SO, TURNED IT BACK ON AND THE LIGHT WAS GONE AND MY CAR WAS OKAY. I TOOK MY CAR IN TO MY JOB, THEY INFORMED ME THAT IT WAS THE SAME PROBLEM, WHICH IS THE GEAR SENSOR/ TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR. IM TAKING MY CAR IN AGAIN ON MONDAY DEC 3RD TO BE FIXED. I HAVE HAD MY CAR ALMOST 4 YEARS NOW, I STILL HAVE A WARRANTY AS WELL AND I JUST HIT THE 50,000MILE MARK. IM SCARED TO DRIVE IT BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO ME OR OTHER PEOPLE DRIVING ON THE ROAD. SO I PRAY THE PROBLEM IS FIXED ON MONDAY. I HAVE READ MANY OTHER REVIEWS ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM AND IT BLOWS MY MIND THAT SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE. I LOVE MY CAR SO IT REALLY IS A BUMMER THAT I AM HAVING THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10425824
Consumer Location: EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO
VIN: KL5JD56Z38K****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION RANGE SWITCH, FAILS TO SHIFT DOWN DURING ACCELERATION, MAY WORK FOR A WHILE AND THEN MAKES A CLUNK AND FAILS AGAIN, CAUSES CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO GLOW AND MAY SHOW A BOX WITH A DIAGONAL LINE THROUGH IT WHERE THE D FOR DRIVE WOULD BE. *TT

Components: AIR BAGS

August 09, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10240102
Consumer Location: MORGANTON, NC
VIN: KL5JD56Z38K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE CONTACT REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT WAS MODERATELY INJURED DUE TO IMPACTING THE STEERING COLUMN. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT HAS PICTURES OF THE INCIDENT. THE MANUFACTURER DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 3,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208565
Consumer Location: SPARTA, NC
VIN: KL5JD56Z48K****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM A DEALERSHIP MCCANN CAR LOT IN SPARTA NC MCCANN TOLD ME IT WAS THE BEST CAR ON THE LOT HE DROVE ME THROUGH TOWN TELLING ME THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH THE CAR THEN LET ME DRIVE IT A SHORT DISTANCE INSURED ME THE CAR WAS IN PERFECT CONDITION WHEN I DROVE THE CAR HOME AFTER WE WENT TO GET INSPECTED WHICH NOTHING WAS CHECKED JUNIOR MCCANN TOLD THEM NOTHING WAS WRONG THE DRIVER SIDE HEADLIGHT MELTED THE COVER NOW CAN'T DRIVE THE CAR BECAUSE THE HEATER SMELLS SO BAD I GOT SICK FROM INHALED THE ODOR I REPORTED THIS TO JUNIOR MCCANN HIS REPLY WAS I WAS SMELLING SOMETHING HE DIDN'T SMELL MY HUSBAND ALSO SMELLED THE ODOR AND GOT BAD HEADACHE HE NEVER ONCE SAID THERE WAS A RECALL ON THIS CAR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113326
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED SMOKE AND FLAMES COMING OUT THE DASHBOARD ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE WHILE THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND TURNED OFF. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. AN UNKNOWN DEALER STATED THAT THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT MODULE CAUGHT ON FIRE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE CONTACT THOUGHT OTHERWISE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,121. THE VINE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

May 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11101843
Consumer Location: JACKSON, TN
VIN: KL5JD56Z28K****

Summary of Complaint

"TAKATA RECALL" GEAR SHIFT KEEPS SLIPPING AND MAYBE THE CAUSE OF NEEDING A NEW TRANSMISSION. HAD TO TURN CAR OFF IN MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC BECAUSE GEAR SLIPPED. WHEN CAR WAS IN DRIVE A SYMBOL POPPED UP WITH A D WITH A LINE THOUGH IT! TOOK IT TO O'REILLY AND PUT IT ON MACHINE ABOUT 3WEEKS AFTER THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED AND IT READ SOME CODES ABOUT GEAR AND TRANSMISSION AND AN EMPLOYEE THERE SAID GEAR SLIPPING COULD HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE OF ALL THE OTHER PROBLEMS!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11025101
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL
VIN: KL5JD56Z18K****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK AND SMOKE STARTING TO COME INSIDE THE CAR FROM THE DRIVER SIDE VENTS. I PULLED OVER AND LET THE SMOKE AIR OUT AS I CALLED A TOW TRUCK. ON THE TOW TRUCK AT THE POOLER PARKWAY EXIT OFF OF I-16, THE CAR ALARM WAS GOING OFF, THE LIGHTS WERE FLASHING, AND THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY FILLED WITH SMOKE. THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER PULLED OVER, RAN TO THE CAR ON THE TOW TRUCK BED, OPENED THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR AND SAW FLAMES ENGULFING THE PANEL UNDER THE STEERING WHEEL. HE GRABBED THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND PUT OUT THE FIRE AND DISCONNECTED THE BATTERY. DURING THIS TIME, I WAS IN THE CAB OF THE TOW TRUCK. CAR WAS THEN CONSIDERED A LIABILITY, THEREFOR WAS NOT ALLOWED AT THE TOW TRUCK YARD OR MY APARTMENT COMPLEX. THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER TOWED THE CAR TO DAN VADEN CHEVROLET, WHERE I HAD BEEN CONTACTING THEM FOR TWO WEEKS REGARDING THE PART I GOT A NOTICE ON ABOUT THE RECALL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11011569
Consumer Location: DIME BOX, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. IT SPONTANEOUSLY CAUGHT ON FIRE, BURNING THE ENTIRE DASH ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. THE CAR IS A TOTAL LOSS. THE CAR WAS NOT RUNNING AT THE TIME AND HAD BEEN SITTING UNOCCUPIED FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. THE SMOKE FROM THE ELECTRICAL FIRE BLACKENED THE WINDOWS ON THE ENTIRE CAR. THE SPEEDOMETER AND ALL OTHER GUAGES ON THE DASH WERE COMPLETELY MELTED AND THE DASH BURNED ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE FIREWALL. IT APPEARS TO HAVE STARTED IN OR RIGHT AT THE STEERING WHEEL.

Components: POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS SEATS

May 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11006019
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR HAS GONE OUT ON THE VEHICLE. I HAVE SPOKEN TO MANY OTHER OWNERS SUZUKI VEHICLES AND THEY TO ARE HAVING TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSORS. DEALER SERVICE CENTERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PART BREAKS OFTEN AND THEY KEEP EXTRA IN STOCK. THIS ISSUE WILL BEGIN WITH CAUSING VEHICLES TO SHIFT ROUGH AND END WITH VEHICLES NOT BEING ABLE TO SHIFT OUT OF OR INTO PARK. THE AIRBAG AND SEAT BELT LIGHT WILL NOT GO OFF. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT IS THE CUSHION SENSOR AND WILL COST $1500 TO REPLACE. AGAIN, AFTER SPEAKING WITH OTHER SUZUKI CAR OWNERS, THEY TOO HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE. SUZUKI ISSUED A RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE FOR SOME VEHICLES BUT NOT VEHICLES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED HAVE BEEN RECALLED AND OWNERS ARE BEING CHARGED TO REPLACE THIS DEFECTIVE PART. SUZUKI HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF THESE ISSUES BY OTHER OWNERS AND HAVE COVERED REPAIR COSTS FOR A FEW, BUT HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO ISSUE A RECALL FOR ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11004239
Consumer Location: GODLEY, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z68K****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR START AND DRIVE WHEN I DROVE AND THEN STOP HARD BY ITSELF LIKE BRAKE. I COULD NOT KEEP PRESS GAS WHEN ITSELF STOP HARD. ON ROAD.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10933912
Consumer Location: SPRING GROVE, IL
VIN: UNKNOWN****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION REGULATION SENSOR - CAR JUMPING OUT OF GEAR WHILE DRIVING. DANGEROUS VERY DANGEROUS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10917477
Consumer Location: MIRAMAR, FL
VIN: KL5JD86ZX8K****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRICAL DOOR LOCKING SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONING, DOORS WILL NOT REMAIN LOCKED, HAS CONSTANT CLICKING AND UNLOCKING ALL DOORS WHEN I LOCK THE CAR.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

September 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910877
Consumer Location: YORK, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR ON SUZUKI FORENZAS AND OTHER MODELS HAS BEEN SHODDY AT BEST. MY CAR CURRENTLY HAS 65000 MILES ON IT AND I HAVE REPLACED THE TRS 3 TIMES GETTING READY TO BE A 4TH. THIS IS NOT A SENSOR THAT SHOULD NEED REPLACED REGULARLY. I HAVE HAD THE VEHICLE SLIP OUT OF GEAR AT SPEED DUE TO THIS AND CAN NEVER ACCELERATE WHEN I NEED TO. IM AFRAID THAT IF I NEED TO ACCELERATE TO AVOID A COLLISION I WONT BE ABLE TO. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND NHTSA NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE. THEY HAVE MORE THEN ENOUGH COMPLAINTS TO SEE THIS IS AN ISSUE AND THEY NEED TO ACT BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910180
Consumer Location: AVONDALE, WV
VIN: KL5JD56Z88K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT, THE VEHICLE LOST POWER AND THE TRANSMISSION ICON ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED AND DRIVEN TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE FAILURE RECURRED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 82,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898681
Consumer Location: BOURBONNAIS, IL
VIN: KL5JD56Z88K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE ALREADY REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR ONCE IN OCTOBER OF 2014 AND IT IS ACTING UP AGAIN NOW. WHEN I AM DRIVING THE CAR JERKS WHEN IT IS SHIFTING GEARS AND ON A COUPLE OCCASIONS IT HAS JUST SWITCHED INTO NEUTRAL FOR NO REASON WHILE THE CAR IS STILL IN MOTION. THE MOST RECENT TIME WAS ON MY HOME FROM WORK ON 8/22/16. I HAD TO PULL OVER AND STOP AND START MY CAR A FEW TIMES TO RESET THE PROBLEM. THE PART SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE REPLACED EVERY COUPLE YEARS. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED BY SUZUKI.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WHEELS ENGINE

June 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10893886
Consumer Location: OCEAN CITY, NJ
VIN: KL5JD56ZX8K****

Summary of Complaint

CAR HEADLIGHT SHUT OF ON ME WHILE DRIVING DOWN ROAD ALONG WITH AIR CONDITIONING AND WINDOWS THEY ALL SHUT OFF ON ME WHILE DRIVING WINDOWS WOULD NOT GO DOWN AND I HAD TO PULL OVER NEAR THE NEAREST STORE AND CUT CAR OFF THANKS I TURNED IT BACK ON AND THEY ALL SRARTED WORKING ACCEPT THE AIR THAT DIDNT START WORKING AGAIN TILL ABOUT THIRTY MINS LATER CAR ALSO JUMPS WHEN PULLING OUT OF PARK IN TO DRIVE OR REVERSE REALLY HARD JUMP THE CAR HEADLIGHTS ALSO FLICKER WHEN PRESSING WINDOWS BUTTONS TO GO DOWN TIRE SENSOR LIGHT WONT GO OUT CAR ALSO HAS A HARD TIME ACCELERATING GOING UPHILL U HAVE PRESS DOWN ALL THE WAY ON GAS FOR IT TO GO

Components: AIR BAGS

May 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10863313
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: KL5JD56Z58K****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT EVERY 3 TO 4 MONTHS THE AIRBAG LIGHT GOES OFF. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER 4 YEARS. THE WIRING UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT HAS TO BE REDONE AND THE AIRBAG LIGHT RESET. IS A SAFETY HAZARD AS AT THIS POINT WHO KNOWS IF THE AIRBAG WOULD DEPLOY IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

March 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10850096
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR REPLACED ON MY 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA TWICE ALREADY AND IT HAS MALFUNCTIONED AGAIN. WHEN IT MALFUNCTIONS, MY CAR JERKS HEAVILY WHEN CHANGING GEARS, AND IT IS AN AUTOMATIC ENGINE. THE RPMS WILL NOT EXCEED 3000, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON, AND "HOLD" FLASHES IN THE DASH. THE CAR ACCELERATES VERY SLOWLY SHUDDERS ABOVE 50 MPH. THE SPEEDOMETER HAS DROPPED TO ZERO WHILE I HAVE BEEN DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY, SO I CANNOT TELL HOW FAST I AM GOING.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10849829
Consumer Location: SAVANNAH, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE AIR BAG LIGHT WAS FLASHING AND THEN IT STAY ON ITS BEEN ON NOW FOR THREE DAYS NOW

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 20, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10824572
Consumer Location: RENO, NV
VIN: KL5JD56ZX8K****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR FAILURE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10822260
Consumer Location: TARPON SPRINGS, FL
VIN: KL5JD56Z88K****

Summary of Complaint

THE "TRANS RANGE SWITCH" IS CAUSING MY CAR TO JUMP TO 2 GEAR RANDOMLY. THE CAR SEEMS TO RUN FINE AFTER O START IT. AND OUT OF NO WERE THE ENGINE JUMPS AND THE "ENGINE LIGHT" COMES ON THE CAR ACTS LIKES ITS NOT IN 1ST GEAR. IT CAN'T GET IT TO GO INTO GEAR (DRIVE OR REVERSE) WITHOUT IT JUMPING. THEN AFTER THE CAR SITS FOR A DAY IT ACTS FINE FOR THE FIRST TRIP AND THEN IT STARTS THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN AFTERWARDS. I CAN'T GO UPHILL EITHER WITHOUT IT REAVING HIGH LIKE ITS IN NEUTRAL. I THINK THIS IS THE "TRANS RANGE SWITCH" GOING BAD.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 09, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10811878
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: KL5JD56Z68K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,125.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10808923
Consumer Location: WILLAMINA, OR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG IN THE SEAT INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYED CAUSING SIGNIFICANT INJURY TO THE CONTACTS EARDRUM AND THE SEAT WAS DESTROYED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10807292
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: KL5JD56Z48K****

Summary of Complaint

THE "TRANS RANGE SWITCH" IS CAUSING MY CAR TO JUMP TO 2 GEAR RANDOMLY. THE CAR SEEMS TO RUN FINE AFTER O START IT. AND OUT OF NO WERE THE ENGINE JUMPS AND THE "ENGINE LIGHT" COMES ON THE CAR ACTS LIKES ITS NOT IN 1ST GEAR. IT CAN'T GET IT TO GO INTO GEAR (DRIVE OR REVERSE) WITHOUT IT JUMPING. THEN AFTER THE CAR SITS FOR A DAY IT ACTS FINE FOR THE FIRST TRIP AND THEN IT STARTS THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN AFTERWARDS. I CAN'T GO UPHILL EITHER WITHOUT IT REAVING HIGH LIKE ITS IN NEUTRAL. I THINK THIS IS THE "TRANS RANGE SWITCH" GOING BAD.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10785776
Consumer Location: ALTAMONT, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS OCCURRED. I HAD BEEN TRAVELING HOME AS NORMAL, ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR STARTED JERKING. LOOK DOWN AT MY GEAR SELECTION VIEWER AND IT WAS SCRAMBLED SHOWING A D AND A R OVERLAPPING EACH OTHER FLASHING. THIS HAPPENS PERIODICALLY CAUSING THE CAR TO STALL IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC. I AM NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO HAVE THE PROBLEM WITH THIS SPECIFIC MODEL OF CAR. THE EVENTS THAT OCCURRED ARE VERY DANGEROUS FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY AND WHOMEVER ELSE THIS IS AFFECTING.

Components: STEERING

September 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10777684
Consumer Location: CHESAPEAKE, VA
VIN: KL5JD56Z78K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL CAUGHT FIRE WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT PULLED OVER AND WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. A FIRE REPORT WAS NOT FILED AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 99,448.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10758611
Consumer Location: APOPKA, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRL STAYED ON EVEN AFTER THE CAR WAS PARKED AND OFF. I JUST CAME HOME WITH MY SON AND NEWBORN THANK GOD WE WERE NOT IN THE CAR. THE CAR STARTED SMOKING WHICH CAUSED A FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAME OUT, INVESTIGATED AND LOOKED UP RECALLS AND MY CAR WAS ON THE LIST THE SAME THING HAPPENED, ON THE LEFT SIDE. NOW MY CAR IS RUINED! I HOPE SUZUKI WILL BE REPLACING MY CAR!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 22, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10731838
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: KL5JD56Z78K****

Summary of Complaint

WE WERE SENT A SAFETY RECALL NOTICE DATED 7/22/2014 STATING THERE IS A DEFECT RELATING TO ABNORMAL OPERATION OF THE HIGH AND/OR LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS AND THE DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS. THE NOTIFICATION STATES "RECALL SERVICE PARTS ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE TO CORRECT THIS CONDITION. PROVIDING REPAIR PARTS IS A TOP PRIORITY, HOWEVER, THEIR AVAILABILITY IS NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME. VEHICLE OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL WHEN REPAIR PARTS ARE AVAILABLE AND SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS CAN THEN BEGIN". IT HAS BEEN NEARLY ONE FULL YEAR AND NO FURTHER COMMUNICATION FROM SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC. HAS BEEN RECEIVED. IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE FORCED TO OPERATE A VEHICLE WITH "AN INCREASED RISK OF FIRE" AND WITH THE POSSIBILITY THAT SOMEONE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY SEE THE VEHICLE DUE TO THE MALFUNCTIONING HEADLIGHTS. MILLIONS OF CARS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH PROPERLY FUNCTIONING HEADLIGHTS AND DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS, THIS CANNOT POSSIBLY BE THAT DIFFICULT OF A REPAIR TO QUICKLY ENGINEER AND IMPLEMENT. IS THIS UNNECESSARY DELAY DUE TO THE FACT THAT SUZUKI NO LONGER SELLS VEHICLES IN THE U.S. AND THEREFORE NO LONGER THINKS IT HAS THE OBLIGATION TO FULFILL RECALL REQUIREMENTS?? ANY HELP THAT CAN BE PROVIDED WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

May 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10722054
Consumer Location: AIKEN, SC
VIN: KL5JD56Z58K****

Summary of Complaint

WAS TRAVELING AT A RATE APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES PER HOUR VEHICLE IN FROM OF ME STOP ABRUPTLY. I HIT THEM. DRIVER SIDE FENDER, HOOD, BUMPER ALL SMASHED. IN AREA WHERE AIRBAG SENSOR IS, IT SHOULD HAVE DEPLOYED. CAR HAS BEEN TOTALED. WE TOO HAD ISSUE WITH THE FLASHING PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT TOOK IT TO DEALER THEY COULD NOT FIX SAID IT WAS TEMPERAMENTAL ON HOW YOU SIT IS SEAT.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

July 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10704488
Consumer Location: HARRISONBURG, VA
VIN: KL5JD56Z68K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS ENGAGED AND FAILED TO RESPOND AS THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE WIRE HARNESS AND THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,844. UPDATED 6/11/15*CN THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BY REPLACING THE ENGINE WIRE HARNESS. UPDATED 7/16/2015*JS

Components: AIR BAGS

March 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10702164
Consumer Location: NORWOOD, NY
VIN: KL5JD56Z18K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO AVOID CRASHING INTO A DEER, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A TREE. THE FRONTAL AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 131,981.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10700900
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, AL
VIN: KL5JD56Z78K****

Summary of Complaint

MY HEAD LIGHTS WERE ON DIM, THERE WAS A FLASH AND ONE LIGHT WENT OUT. ABOUT A MILE LATER, THE OTHER HEAD LIGHT WENT OUT. I HAD TO RUN WITH MY HIGH BEAMS ON BECAUSE I HAD NO DIM HEADLIGHTS. I RECEIVED A RECALL LETTER THAT STATES THAT MY CAR COULD BE AFFECTED AND I WANT THIS FIXED! THIS CAR IS MY ONLY WAY OF GOING. *TR

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10694899
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE TRAVELING 15 MPH, THE STEERING AND THE IGNITION SEIZED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO GET THE STEERING AND IGNITION TO RELEASE, BUT THE BRAKE PEDAL EXTENDED TO THE FLOOR WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THERE WAS NO WARNING PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE STEERING CYLINDER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 91,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 14, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10694342
Consumer Location: INDEPENDENCE, MO
VIN: KL5JD56Z08K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE CAR WAS MOVING, IT UNLOCKED TWICE, THEN STOPPED, THEN UNLOCKED TWICE AGAIN. IT KEPT REPEATING THIS OVER AND OVER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10693839
Consumer Location: HIALEAH, FL
VIN: KL5JD56Z78K****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT MODULE(DRL MODULE) BURNED AND MELTED, LIGHTS WERE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, THE EMERGENCY BRAKE LIGHT REMAINED ON, THE DASHBOARD, CAR HAD A BURNED SMELL SO STRONG THAT I HAD TO DETAIL IT AND IT DID NOT GO(THE STRONG BURNING ODOR) AWAY AFTER 2 WEEKS. I TOOK MY CAR TO THE SHOP AND REPAIRED THE PROBLEM OUT OF MY POCKET(DRL MODULE). I SENT ALL THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION TO SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA CUST SVC DEPARTMENT P.O. BOX 1100 BREA, CA 92822-1100, INCLUDING THE RECEIPT OF THE REPAIR, A COPY OF MY DRIVER LICENSE, COPY OF THE REGISTRATION, COPY OF THE TITLE OF THE VEHICLE(ALL DOCUMENTATION THAT THEY ASKED FOR IN THE SAFETY RECALL NOTICE), CASE AND POINT THEY DO NOT WANT TO REIMBURSE ME, THEY ARE GIVING ME A HARD TIME, PLEASE HELP ME BECAUSE SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA IS GOING TO FIND ANY EXCUSE NOT TO PAY ME BACK, BECAUSE OF THIS IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR TOWARDS CUSTOMERS AND THE BAD PRODUCTS THEY MAKE ARE OUT OF THE MARKET. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10692907
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING AND CAUSED THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO A SNOW BANK AND THEN A GARAGE DOOR. IT WAS UNKNOWN IF ANY INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED OR IF A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

March 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10692542
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: KL5JD56Z777****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 10 MPH AND APPROACHING A STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY CAUSING THE CONTACT TO LOOSE CONTROL AND CRASH INTO A WALL. IT WAS UNKNOWN IF INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED OR IF A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. IN ADDITION, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 4/6/15*CN

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