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NEWS: Suzuki is recalling certain 2009-2013 Grand Vitara vehicles; POWER TRAIN
FEBRUARY 2017 -- Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. The gear shift rear shaft on these vehicles may break, preventing the gears from being able to be changed. If the transmission cannot be shifted, it can increase the risk of a crash. Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the gear shift rear shaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2017. Suzuki's number for this recall is VZ. Owners 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.gov.
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NEWS: Suzuki is recalling certain 2006-2011 Grand Vitara and 2007-2011 SX4 vehicles
SEPTEMBER 2013 - Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Grand Vitara and 2007-2011 SX4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, over time, the OCS sensor mat installed in the front passenger seat may fail due to repeated flexing of the mat from use of the seat. As a result, during a crash necessitating deployment, the air bag will deploy regardless of whether the front seat occupant is an adult or a child. Air bag deployment with a child in the front passenger side seat increases the risk of injury to that child. Suzuki will notify owners and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion assembly (which includes the OCS sensor mat) free of charge. Sufficient quantities of parts are not currently available to fix all of the affected vehicles. Owners will be notified of the recall in October 2013 and will receive a second notification when parts are available to have their vehicle repaired. Suzuki's recall campaign number is VD. Note: Vehicles which previously had a countermeasure occupant classification system (OCS) sensor mat installed under the special coverage campaign conducted by Suzuki distributors in the United States are not affected by this recall. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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JANUARY 2011 - Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara multipurpose passenger vehicles equipped with 4-cylinder engines; model year 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara multipurpose passenger vehicles produced prior to October 17, 2010; model year 2010 Suzuki SX4 passenger vehicles; and 2011 Suzuki SX4 passenger vehicles produced prior to October 14, 2010. The tension adjuster pulley for the drive belt that operates the alternator, water pump, air conditioner compressor and power steering pump, has an improperly manufactured internal spring that can break due to repeated stress. If the spring breaks, the drive belt will not be adjusted properly and can slip, causing a squeaking noise. Or the drive belt could come off causing the driver to increase to steer the vehicle. This can also cause the coolant temperature indication to rise, which can lead to the engine overheating, or can cause the charging light to come on, which can lead to battery discharge and engine stall. If the drive belt comes off, requiring the driver to use increased steering effort, or the engine stalls, a vehicle crash could occur dealers will replace the tension adjuster pulley with an improved part. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before February 16, 2011. 11V-055
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
JUNE 2010 -- Suzuki is recalling certain model year model year 2006 grand Vitara and model year 2005-2006 XL-7 vehicles. The tension adjuster pulley for the drive belt that operates the power steering pump and airconditioner compressor (if equipped) has an outer portion that is made of plastic. Repeated heat stresscan cause the plastic material to deteriorate and pieces of the pulley can break off. Broken pieces of the pulley can get caught between the pulley and the drive belt, causing the drive belt to come off and resulting in the driver needing increased effort to steer the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering pump drive belt tension adjuster pulley free of charge. The safety recall began on June 28, 2010. 10V-250
DECEMBER 2007 -- Suzuki is recalling 40,424 MY 2006-2007 Grand Vitara vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, “Theft Protection.” The automatic transmission selector lever "park" lock function may be inoperative due to a sticking shift lock arm. The shift lever may be able to be shifted out of "park" with the key removed and without depressing the brake pedal. This can give rise to increased incidents of crashes resulting from the roll away of parked vehicles as a result of inadvertently moving the shift lever from the "park" position when the parking brake is not fully engaged. Dealers will replace the shift lock module. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V-554
NEWS: Suzuki Recalls Grand Vitara SUV's
The Suzuki recall involves 40,424 Grand Vitaras from the 2006-07 model year. The SUV's automatic transmission may slip out of park when the engine is shut off, the safety agency said. When the condition occurs and the parking brake isn't fully engaged, the vehicle may roll, causing a crash, according to NHTSA.....