Suzuki Forenza Recall Information
NEWS: Suzuki recalls compact cars to fix headlights
AUGUST 2012 -- Suzuki is recalling nearly 102,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a wiring problem that can cause the headlights to go out.
The recall covers Forenza compacts from the 2004 to 2006 model years, and Reno compacts from 2005 and 2006.
The company says wires behind the dashboard can heat up and melt part of the wiring assembly. This can cause the low- and high-beam headlights to fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
It was not clear whether the problem has caused any crashes or injuries. Dealers will reconnect wires at no cost to the owners.
MORE RECALL INFO:
AUGUST 2012 -- Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Forenza and model year 2005-2006 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 23, 2003, through March 7, 2006. Increased resistance due to poor contact between the terminals of certain wires can generate heat that can melt the splice pack used to connect the power circuit wires for the headlamps. This can result in intermittent or total loss of low/high beam headlamp function. If the headlamps fail to function, this will lead to reduced driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Suzuki will notify owners, and Suzuki dealers will reconnect the affected wires with two heat-shrink crimps, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Suzuki's recall campaign number is NU. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov 12V-397
SEPTEMBER 2007 -- Suzuki is recalling 93,963 MY 2004-2006 Forenza and Reno passenger vehicles equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). Headlamp low beam or DRL function may be inoperative due to a melted splice pack on the wiring harness. Inappropriate lighting could reduce visibility of vehicles and increase the potential for a crash. Dealers will splice the power circuit wires for the low-beam headlamps and daytime running lamps. The recall is expected to begin in three phases, starting at the end of October 2007 and concluding by the middle of December 2007. 07V-452