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NEWS:  Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2012 Equator two-wheel drive vehicles 
NEWS -- September 29, 2012

SEPTEMBER 2012 --  Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2012 Equator two-wheel drive vehicles manufactured from June 19, 2012, through July 12, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack. If the vehicle is driven with a cracked wheel hub, the wheel hub may break, which would reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. All of the affected vehicles have been quarantined at Suzuki dealers prior to being sold. As such, a recall notification letter will not be issued. Suzuki dealers will replace the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies free of charge.  This is Suzuki recall campaign NY. Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov12V464000

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DECEMBER 2011 -- Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Equator pickup trucks manufactured from June 16, 2011, through August 31, 2011. Some of the bolts that connect the engine oil cooler and the engine oil filter to the engine in these vehicles may have been manufactured to below specification strength. As a result, the bolt may break at the oil filter attachment point and can cause an engine oil leak. If there is an engine oil leak, the engine oil pressure would drop and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash. Suzuki will notify owners and dealers will replace the connector bolts free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about January 19, 2012.  11V-593

SEPTEMBER 2010 -- Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2010 SX4, 2010 Grand Vitara, and 2009 through 2010 Equator vehicles that were equipped with a Garmin nuvi model 750, 760, and 765 navigation system. The batteries contained in the affected GPS units can overheat. Overheated batteries could result in a fire. Suzuki will notify owners and the repairs will be performed by Garmin technicians by replacing the battery and inserting a spacer on top of the battery free of charge. The safety recall began on September 24, 2010.   Suzuki's safety recall campaign number is SJ. 10V-392

MAY  2010 -- Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2010 equator pickup trucks manufactured from November 20, 2009 through March 3, 2010. The lower control link bushing collars, located in the front suspension, may contain welds that do not meet strength specifications. If a collar weld separates, it may change the wheel alignment, potentially allowing the vehicle handling characteristics to deteriorate. This could cause the driver to have difficulty controlling the vehicle which could result in a crash. Dealers will inspect, and if necessary replace, one or both lower control links on the vehicle free of charge. The safety recall began on June 1, 2010.   10V-213

MARCH 2010 - Suzuki has notified NHTSA of a defect in certain model year 2010 equator trucks manufactured from February 22 to March 13, 2010. The fasteners securing the passenger front air bag module, and also the fasteners securing the steering shaft positioning bracket may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification. In the event of a crash, the passenger front air bag deployment trajectory might be affected. The fasteners could possibly come out of the steering column positioning bracket increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the steering column and the passenger front air bag fasteners and any missing fasteners will be replaced and all loose fasteners will be retightened to the proper torque specifications free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.   10V-118