2006 SUZUKI FORENZA VIN: KL5JD56Z56K340808

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Run & Drive
Damage
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VIN KL5JD56Z56K340808 Decoding Suzuki Vin Decoder

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Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

Forenza

Model Year

2006

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

2006 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%

2006 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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KL5JD56Z56K340808

Components: AIR BAGS

February 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10956021
Consumer Location: BRIGHTON, CO
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED BRUISING TO THE RIGHT ARM THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION DUE TO THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE MILEAGE WAS 113,164.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS

November 14, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10690216
Consumer Location: GOOSE CREEK, SC
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

SLIPS OUT OF GEAR WHILE DRIVING, CAR STALLS AND CUTS OFF DURING DRIVING, ONLY CRANKS UP IN NEUTRAL,AIR BAG LIGHT STAYS ON, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT GO OFF AFTER A REPAIR THEN LIGHTS BACK UP. ITS FRUSTRATING TO HAVE TO CALL ROAD SIDE ASSISTANCE FOR A BATTERY CHARGE FREQUENTLY WHEN BATTERY LOSES CHARGE FOR NO APPARENT REASON. *JS

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10682509
Consumer Location: SUTTON, WV
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHTS AND HIGH BEAM HEADLIGHTS SHORTED INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V262000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING) HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 30, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10533874
Consumer Location: FULLERTON, CA
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY STOPPED ACCELERATING. THE VEHICLE WAS SHUT OFF AND RESTARTED TEN HOURS LATER. THE CONTACT THEN NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A HESITATION BETWEEN GEARS. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED BUT STATED THAT THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 67,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 25, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10522887
Consumer Location: FULLERTON, CA
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER SHIFTING INTO REVERSE, A LOUD AND UNUSUAL NOISE WAS HEARD FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT THEN SHIFTED INTO DRIVE AND DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE PROCEEDED TO ROLL IN REVERSE. THE GEAR SELECTOR BOX THEN DISPLAYED AN ABNORMAL SYMBOL OF A SQUARE WITH AN "X" OVER THE SYMBOL. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT HE HAD NEVER SEEN SUCH A SYMBOL. A DIAGNOSTIC WAS PERFORMED AND THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED THAT THERE WAS A TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THERE WERE UNKNOWN REPAIRS MADE TO THE VEHICLE HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE FAILURE WAS REPORTED TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,426. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 67,000. UPDATED 9/4/13 *CN THE CONSUMER STATED THE DRIVE GEARS SLIPPED WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. POWER WAS COMPLETELY LOST, BUT THE VEHICLE DID NOT STALL. ON JUNE 22,2013, THE CONSUMER PUT THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE AND A SYMBOL DISPLAYED, WHEN SHE STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR, THERE WAS A CLICK AND A JERK.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

May 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10478553
Consumer Location: LITHONIA, GA
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY CAR BRAND NEW IN JUNE OF 2006. SINCE THEN I HAVE HAD THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR REPLACED FOUR TIMES. THIS IS THE PART ATTACHED TO THE TRANSMISSION WHICH CONTROLS THE SPEED AND GEAR CHANGING. MY CAR SUDDENLY FALLS OUT OF GEAR AND REFUSES TO ACCELAERATE AT AN APPROPRIATE SPEED. IT REFUSES TO TAKE OFF PROPERLY. THIS PART HAS BEEN REPLACED TWICE SINCE JAN 2012 AND IS CURRENTLY BEING DIAGNOSED FOR THE SAME ISSUE. I AHVE RESEARCHED SEVERAL TIMES AND HAVE FOUND THIS ISSUE TO BE A CONCENSUS AMONGST MANY FORENZA 2006 OWNERS. THIS VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED DUE TO THIS FAULTY PART. IT IS UNSAFE AND ENDANGERS NOT ONLY THE LIFE OF THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE BUT ALSO OTHERS. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 05, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10418255
Consumer Location: SYCAMORE, IL
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE CONTACT APPROACHED A TRAFFIC STOP SIGNAL AND APPLIED THE BRAKES WHEN THE VEHICLE SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL WITHOUT ENGAGEMENT. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS APPLIED AND THERE WAS AN EXTREMELY SLOW RESPONSE FROM THE VEHICLE. THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. THE ENGINE RESTARTED WITH THE TRANSMISSION AND GEAR WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED UNTIL THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR WAS REPLACED. THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PROBLEM WAS A COMMON FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WITHIN AN HOUR AFTER THE REPAIR DUE TO A RECURRENCE OF THE FAILURE AND THE SENSOR WAS RECONNECTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 09, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10411876
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 65 MPH WHEN THE DRIVE INDICATOR FLASHED ON THE DASHBOARD AS THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND WAS ADVISED BY THE MECHANIC THAT THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR WAS FAULTY. THE CONTACT NOTICED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR FOR HIS MAKE AND MODEL VIA THE INTERNET. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL AND CAUSE A CRASH. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10366965
Consumer Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT KEEPS COMING ON. ALSO A "LINE" THROUGH THE "D". ENGINES REVS ON ACCELERATION, BUT ACTS AS IF IN IDLE, THEN LURCHES FORWARD. HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES INTERMITTENTLY. ONLINE RESEARCH INDICATES THIS PROBLEM IS WIDESPREAD. *TR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

January 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10238678
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLES ON THE PASSENGER SIDE CONSTANTLY FAIL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER THREE TIMES AND THEY REPLACED THE HANDLES WITH DEFECTIVE PLASTIC. THE HANDLES FAILED AGAIN ON AUGUST 16, 2008 AND THE VEHICLE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE DEALER AGAIN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 3,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 20,000. UPDATED 09/23/08 *BF UPDATED 10/0/108. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

January 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10215548
Consumer Location: MUSCLE SHOALS, AL
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA THAT I PURCHASED NEW FROM SHOALS SUZUKI IN SHEFFIELD ALABAMA. I HAVE HAD TWO OF THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLES REPLACED BECAUSE THEY WILL BREAK OFF IN YOUR HAND WHEN TRYING TO OPEN THE DOOR. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE THAT NEEDS ADDRESSED. THESE HANDLES ARE 100% PLASTIC WITH NO METAL REINFORCEMENT. THE SERVICE MANAGER TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE HAD ALOT OF THEM BREAKING. WHAT IF THE VEHICLE WAS ON FIRE AND THIS HAPPENED? THERE WOULD BE NO WAY TO GET OUT. PLEASE TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS PROBLEM AND ISSUE A RECALL ON THESE PLASTIC DOOR HANDLES. THANKS. *TR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

December 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10211026
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE HOOD HAS A TENDENCY TO SLIGHTLY OPEN. THE CONTACT HAS APPLIED PRESSURE TO THE HOOD SEVERAL TIMES, BUT IT WOULD NOT REMAIN COMPLETELY SHUT. HE BELIEVES THE HOOD LATCH IS DEFECTIVE BECAUSE IT IS NOT CONNECTING PROPERLY TO THE LOCKING MECHANISM. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER HAVE NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 22,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 02, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10210397
Consumer Location: ELKHART, IN
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHEN A PASSENGER IS SEATED IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, THE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATES AND REMAINS LIT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE POWERTRAIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 9,126 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20. UPDATED 12/31/07 *TR

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN

September 02, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10179579
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

2006 SUZUKI FORENZA WITH SAFETY ISSUES REGARDING LOSS CONTROL AND STICKING AND ENGINE STALLING**CC THE CONSUMER STATED THE GEARS WOULD STICK AND SHE HAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL STEERING COMPONENT FAILURES. TO THIS DATE THE STEERING PROBLEM STILL HAD NOT BEEN ADDRESSED. ONE MONTH AFTER PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, IT WOULD NOT START, THE CONSUMER HAD TO WAIT 2 MINUTES BEFORE TRYING AGAIN. THE CONSUMER COULD NOT GET THE VEHICLE TO GO INTO REVERSE. THERE WAS A KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE, THE DEALER STATED THEY LUBRICATED THE SWAY BAR BUSHINGS. THE NOISE EVENTUALLY RETURNED. THE DEALER THEN STATED THAT THEY OVER-LUBRICATED THE SWAY BAR BUSHINGS. *JB

Components: STEERING ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 31, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10178450
Consumer Location: COLUMBIA, SC
VIN: KL5JD56Z56K****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING WHEEL MALFUNCTION - LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND DROVE OFF THE ROAD MANUFACTURER AND CAR DEALERSHIP DID NOT HELP MULTIPLE OTHER DEFECTS, INCLUDING ENGINE STALLING/GEARS "STICKING" - PLEASE REFER DETAILS IN LETTER TO BE SENT TO YOUR OFFICE BY MAIL. *JB

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