2006 SUZUKI FORENZA VIN: KL5JD56Z66K407836

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
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VIN KL5JD56Z66K407836 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 KL5JD56Z66K407836

Components: ENGINE

January 04, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10522222
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MO
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

JANUARY 2011 AS I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY THE CAR LOST ALL SPEED AND THEN JUST STOPPED. I COULD NOT TURN IT OVER AND ONCE I GOT IT TO THE SHOP THEY SAID THE PISTON'S WENT THROUGH THE ENGINE. THEY REPLACED THE ENGINE LATER IN THE MONTH. JUNE 2013 THE SAME THING HAPPENED. PISTON THROUGH THE ENGINE COMPLETELY BLOWN UP AND NOW THEY WILL NOT REPLACE IT BECAUSE I AM TWO MONTHS PAST MY WARRANTY. FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE A WARRANTY ON THE REPLACED ENGINE. I BOUGHT THIS CAR BRAND NEW IN 2006 AND FOLLOWED ALL THE WARRANTY REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE . *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 17, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10478065
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE PARKED, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE LIGHTS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WOULD NOT ILLUMINATE. THE CONTACT WAS PULLED OVER BY A POLICE OFFICER WHO INFORMED HER THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE TAIL LIGHT WAS NOT FUNCTIONING. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE FUSE TWICE BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THERE WAS A RECALL UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 12V397000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH) THAT COULD HAVE BEEN RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 141,400.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 17, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10454536
Consumer Location: LONGMONT, CO
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR FAILURE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10451932
Consumer Location: PROVO, UT
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STOPPED AT A STOP LIGHT, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE FAILURE OCCURRED AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE SAME PART WAS REPLACED TWO YEARS PRIOR TO OWNING THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 06, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10429099
Consumer Location: ATHENS, GA
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH WITH THE ILLUMINATION OF THE HEADLIGHTS AND SUDDENLY BOTH HEADLIGHTS FAILED TO OPERATE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO MANEUVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHERE THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. UPON RESTARTING, THE HEADLIGHTS BEGAN TO OPERATE. THERE WAS A RECALL RELATED TO THE MALFUNCTION UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 07V452000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO ADVISED THAT A DIAGNOSTIC TEST MUST BE PERFORMED BEFORE THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE WAS 75,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 08, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10417795
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

1. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON . 2.CAR DOESN'T HAVE POWER, IS SLUGGISH. WHILE DRIVING IT SEEMS TO SLIP OUT OF GEAR, 3. CALLED DEALERSHIP ABOUT IT BUT NO RESPONSE IT MY TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR. *TT

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10398833
Consumer Location: GALLOWAY, OH
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE CONTACT APPLIED PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE JERKED FORWARD. WHEN PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE VEHICLE WOULD DECELERATE AND THE RPM READING WAS HIGHER THAN USUAL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE BUT EXPERIENCED THE FAILURE FOUR DIFFERENT TIMES INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICS OR REPAIRS. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

Components: STEERING

April 18, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10326950
Consumer Location: MABANK, TX
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

COMING FROM RAMP HEADING ON TO FREEWAY. STEERING WHEEL LOCKED. I APPLIED BRAKE PRIOR TO ENTERING FREEWAY. CAR SLID HEAD-ON INTO CONCRETE BARRIER AND FLIPPED OVER INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC, LANDED RIGHT SIDE UP. CAR WAS TOTALLED. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 15, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10327097
Consumer Location: SUNBURY, PA
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. I BOUGHT IT NEW, OFF THE LOT IN YORK PA FROM A SUZUKI DEALER. ABOUT 3 MONTHS AFTER MY PURCHASE, THE CAR BEGAN BUCKING AND WHEN I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER, THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG. OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS, THE CAR HAS CONTINUED TO BUCK ON COLD MORNINGS AND AFTER SITTING FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS. THE CAR NOW HAS APPROXIMATELY 59,000 MILES ON IT. THEN, LAST WEEK, AS I WAS DRIVING, THE CAR SUDDENLY LOST POWER. THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE "D" (FOR DRIVE) BEGAN FLASHING AT ME BUT IT HAD A LINE THROUGH IT, MAKING IT LOOK MORE LIKE AN "8". I HAD TO FLOOR THE GAS PEDAL TO GET THE CAR TO ACCELERATE. I IMMEDIATELY TOOK IT TO A LOCAL DEALER (NOT A SUZUKI DEALER). THEY FOUND THAT THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR SWITCH WAS BAD. OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS, I HAVE READ OF OTHER PEOPLES' STORIES, VERY SIMILAR TO MINE. HAD THIS PROBLEM HAPPENED ON THE HIGHWAY, I COULD HAVE BEEN IN A SERIOUS OR EVEN FATAL ACCIDENT. I AM NOW GOING TO HAVE TO PUT OUT A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY TO GET THIS PROBLEM CORRECTED. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 18, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10311867
Consumer Location: SEVIERVILLE, TN
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. VEHICLE SHIFTS OUT OF GEAR WHILE DRIVING. THE DEALER WHO WILL BE REPAIRING THIS DEFECT STATED THAT THIS IS A PROBLEM ON MOST FORENZA VEHICLES. A SWITCH ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRANSMISSION NEEDS REPLACING AND IT WILL COST $186 TO REPLACE. HE ALSO STATED THAT THIS HAPPENS SO OFTEN ON FORENZA VEHICLES THAT HE ADVISED EVERYONE TO KEEP THEIR RECEIPT IN THE EVENT OF A COMPANY RECALL. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

November 06, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10291441
Consumer Location: YORK, PA
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT CONTROL PANEL. IN A SITUATION THAT WARRANTS THE AIR BAGS MAY FAIL TO DEPLOY. SHE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS REFERRED TO THE MANUFACTURER. WHEN SHE CALLED THE MANUFACTURER, SHE LEFT A VOICE MESSAGE BUT HAD NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE.. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 51,923. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 51,850.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

January 14, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10286744
Consumer Location: GRETNA, LA
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS ATTEMPTING TO EXIT HER VEHICLE THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLE BROKE AND LANDED IN HER HAND. THE SAME FAILURE HAS ALSO OCCURRED ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE DOOR HANDLES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THERE WERE NO PRIOR WARNINGS. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 50,000. UPDATED 10/27/09.*LJ THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED THE SHIFT RELAY WAS INOPERATIVE. THE SHIFTER LOCKED UP AND THE CONSUMER WAS UNABLE TO START THE VEHICLE. SHE WAS ABLE TO PLACE THE KEY IN INTO THE UNLOCK SAFETY LOCK AND PUSH THE SHIFTER IN AN UNLOCKED POSITION, THEN SHE WAS ABLE TO START THE VEHICLE. THE CONSUMER STATED THE IGNITION LOCKS UP. UPDATED 10/29/09

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

July 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10278794
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INTERIOR PLASTIC DOOR HANDLE ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE FAILED WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE ALLOWED THE DOOR TO OPEN. THE IDENTICAL FAILURE OCCURRED WITH THE REAR DOOR AS WELL. CURRENTLY, THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 36,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 50,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 19, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10232293
Consumer Location: BOCA RATON, FL
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA'S PASSENGER DOOR HANDLE BROKE OFF WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE OR FORCE. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A COMMON OCCURRENCE WITH SUZUKI AND IT IS A SAFETY HAZARD, AS THE PASSENGER DOOR IS INOPERATIVE WITHOUT THE HANDLE. THERE IS NOTHING REINFORCING THE PLASTIC HANDLE AND IN THE EVENT THAT A PASSENGER ( OR DRIVER, I SURMISE---SAME HANDLE) NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE CAR QUICKLY, THIS WOULD IMPEDE HIS ABILITY. KING SUZUKI IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. WILL ORDER THE PART FOR ME AND HAVE IT INSTALLED, BUT I DO THINK THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL TO HAVE EVERY VEHICLE CORRECTED. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 03, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10170255
Consumer Location: GRAND JUNCTION, CO
VIN: KL5JD56Z66K****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT MY CAR BRAND NEW WITH 16 MILES ON IT IN JUN. 2 WEEKS AFTER I BOUGHT IT, THE CAR WOULD NOT START. IT HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE SHOP FOR 53 DAYS AND THE PROBLEM IS STILL NOT FIXED. *JB

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