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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,768 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.

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2004 Suzuki Forenza lights problems

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2004 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 112014

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

Driving home from work. Smelled something burning. Checked called mechanic. Drove into his garage. Called around for parts. Couldn't find any found switch in ca. Took time. No car. Replaced combination switch, head light module. Labor and installed head light module, combination switch and repaired melted wires. 6 hrs. For labor $70. Hr. total amount w/ taxes $452.03 this was before recall notice. And know parts to be found. Mother-in-law sending out the info. Received from Suzuki $89.26. Not what we were hoping for.

- Tivoli, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 152014

Forenza

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the headlights failed to activate. As a result, the contact was required to activate and drive with the high beams in order to view the road. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V262000 (exterior lighting) however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000.

- Williston , FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 132013

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the headlights started to flicker and eventually shut off. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V262000 (exterior lighting). However, the parts needed for the repairs were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000. Updated 4/6/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired on March 27, 2015. Updated 6/25/2015

- Woodbine, KY, USA

problem #8

Oct 072011

Forenza

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the head lights would flicker and an electrical burning odor emitted inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 12V3700000 (electrical system, exterior lighting). However, the dealer was contacted and informed the contact that the parts needed to remedy the failure were not available. The failure mileage was not available. The VIN was not available.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 152014

Forenza

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that an abnormal odor emitted from the dashboard. In addition, the contact mentioned that the low beam headlights became inoperable. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

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problem #6

Nov 122013

Forenza

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the headlights illuminated intermittently when activated. In addition, the headlights would independently activate when the engine was turned off. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V452000 (exterior lighting) however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and currently being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Claridge, PA, USA

problem #5

May 052011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • miles

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

As per the recall issued in 2007 for the front headlights of this car, I was told by the Suzuki dealership in asheville, nc that my specific car was not included in the recall but my low beam headlights still do not function!

- Spruce Pine, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 012009

Forenza

  • miles
I own a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. I have always had issues with the rear brake lights staying on after the brake pedal is released. I have noticed a recall listed on the model I own for the part. I was never informed of this recall. I have had to replace my battery 3 times because of the faulty switch.

- Richton, MS, USA

problem #3

Sep 172009

Forenza

  • 91,000 miles
I have a 2004 Suzuki Forenza and took it in for a safety recall on the low beam headlights and daytime running lights. The dealership did the recall but said the wires were burnt so bad that it affected the high beam side. Now that the recall has been performed, none of the lights work creating a bigger safety hazard than before. The car cannot be driven at night at all.

- Mcminnville, TN, USA

problem #2

Nov 202007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The light switch on the front driver side began smoking when it was turned on. The steering sustained burns. On November 20, 2007, the vehicle remained at the dealer for three weeks. She retrieved the vehicle on December 15, 2007 and returned to the dealer the following day. Currently, when the light switch is turned off, it would come back on. The dealer had the vehicle until January 16, 2008. The vehicle went back to the dealer on January 27, or 28, 2007 because the switch was not working. None of the lights on the instrument panel or exterior lights were working. She received the vehicle back on February 10, 2008 and was informed that the failure was the harness in the switch and the wires. They did the wiring. The vehicle is currently with the dealer and has been there since February 10, 2008. The dealer stated that they are still trying to diagnose the failure. NHTSA campaign id number 07V452000 (exterior lighting) was referenced. The current mileage was 89,791 and failure mileage was 81,000.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 122008

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,445 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. While driving 55 mph, the contact activated the high beams and all of the interior and exterior lights dimmed and the radio shut off. She pulled off the road and the low beams illuminated approximately two minutes later. When the high beams finally illuminated, the vehicle completely lost power and the engine shut off. The vehicle would not restart and was towed to the dealer. The diagnosis was that the floor harness had burned out from the front to the rear of the vehicle. NHTSA campaign id number 07V452000 (exterior lighting) was referenced. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 32,445. Updated 02-19-08 the consumer stated the lights did not dim but went out. The dealer stated automatic door lock inoperable. Updated 02/14/08

- Addison , NY, USA

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