Suzuki recall 2012: Suzuki recalls nearly 102,000 Forenza and Reno cars due to headlamp problem

By on Aug 19, 2012 in Automobile, United States Comments

American Suzuki Motors Corp. recently announced a voluntary recall affecting nearly 102,000 units of 2004-2006 Forenza and model year 2005-2006 Reno vehicles due to possible malfunctioning of their headlamps.



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As noted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its official website on Saturday, August 18, 2012, this latest Suzuki recall involves around 101,688 vehicles of the said models, which were manufactured from September 23, 2003, through March 7, 2006.

According to the announcement, an increase in resistance will occur if there will be poor contact between the terminals of certain wires. This can generate heat that can melt the splice pack used to connect the power circuit wires for the headlamps.

As a result, the vehicle may experience intermittent or total loss of low/high beam headlamp function that can lead to reduce the visibility of the driver, thus increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA made no mention of reports related to the problem.

Nevertheless, Suzuki said they will notify affected owners, and authorized Suzuki dealers will reconnect the affected wires with two heat-shrink crimps, with no extra charge; which is being expected to start next month, September.

For more information about this Suzuki recall, owners are being advised to call their office at 1-714-996-7040. Customers are also being invited to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‘s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or visit http://www.safercar.gov.



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