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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,542 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 252005

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85 miles


Consumer's vehicle rearend. Noise coming from the drivetrain. Consumer took vehicle to dealer to be repaired. Dealer could find no problem, consumer took it back to the dealer and the dealer kept the vehicle for a week. Then, dealer said problem was coming from the firewall or the ashtray, the second time, after the vehicle was picked up by the consumer, did not receive paper work, when consumer received paper work it statedthat the rear brakes were rusted.

- Port Orchd, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 212005


  • 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

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