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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door: Hinge And Attachments Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2002 Suzuki Aerio body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Suzuki Aerio Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182007

Aerio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


1. the screws that hold the door lock assembly simply fell out of the door 2. passenger front door only opens when it wants, lock sticks 3. body part screws have fallen off of the car causing body parts to fall off while driving. 4. screws holding front bumper on fell out and bumper fell off. 5. trunk lock simply turns in circular motion when trying to open with a key 6. passenger front door sometimes will not stay closed due to lock assembly not functioning properly 7. car will not go into 4th gear without warming up, yet all systems check ok when tested at mechanic shops. No one will do anything about it because I bought it used form a dealer. They say the warranty expired and there is nothing they can do.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

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