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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,136 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Suzuki Forenza engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 222007

Forenza

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have had problems with my car not starting and then dying when slowing down at a stop light and such. I have had the car towed twice and its been in the shop multiple times. They still haven't been able to figure out what is wrong with it. They have replaced everything they think it could be and still with no success. I'm worried that I could get seriously hurt and am mad at the fact that no one knows what the problem is. Not even the manufacturer.

- Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

problem #8

May 312007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,821 miles
Our car keeps cutting off while driving. It has been into a Suzuki dealership 4 times and is now in for a 5th time (all in 2 months). It has cut off in an intersection, which was very dangerous.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 092006

Forenza

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,400 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalled out while driving at 5 mph and occasionally would not start. The problem usually occurred while stopped at a stop light and attempting to pull out. The vehicle would restart after three attempts. The dealership had the vehicle for two months, but the vehicle was still having the same problems. The dealership determined the ethanol being put in the gasoline was affecting the way the vehicle was running, but could not offer an explanation as to why. Updated 9/15/2006 -

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #6

May 232006

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated on 5 occasions the check engine light illuminated. This happens at various speeds and under any driving conditions. When the check engine light illuminates it does not affect the performance of the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection the check engine light code was reset after each incident. On 3 occasions the check engine light re illuminated after 45 minutes, the 4th time after a few weeks and the last time after several months. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 212005

Forenza

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
While driving 65 mph consmer heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. Also, it was hard to down shift the gears. Dealership was notifed, but did not resolve the problem.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #4

Feb 242005

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was traveling at 55 mph when all of a sudden the engine shut down on its own. The air bag check light immediately turned on after this occurred. Manufacturer will be contacted by consumer.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 042005

Forenza 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The check engine appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Driver noticed that the vehicle vibrated and rode roughly. Driver took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the cap was not screwed on properly. This caused air to escape into the cap. Driver informed the mechanic that this problem occurred more than once, and had not been resolved.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Sep 192004

Forenza

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles
While driving engine warning light illuminated. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Landover, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004

Forenza

  • miles
Problems with vehicle shutting down. The consumer requested another vehicle. The consumer was told that something was wrong with the computer.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

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