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NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,602 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.

2006 Suzuki Forenza accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2006 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302014


  • 145,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the instrument panel caught on fire. The contact mentioned that the vehicle sound alarm activated. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. There was a fire report filed and no injuries were reported. The fire department determined that the electrical instrument panel failed and caused the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 145,000.

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 072007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. When someone is seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag sensor does not work properly. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and had it repaired. After the repair, the headlight indicator no longer works and the contact is unable to determine when the headlights are illuminated. She also stated that the accelerator pedal has become stiff and she feels that it may place a strain on her leg when driving long distances. The powertrain and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 15,000.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,805 miles
1. 4-26-2006, car repaired, found that the purge valve has an internal failure. R&R purge valve to correct. 2. 10-24-2006, car repaired, found code PO705 trans range switch, open intermittent. R&R trans range switch to correct. 3. 12-21-2006, car repaired, power steering light on. Found needle angle sensor part -3721-085Z00. Suzuki ordered part and still waiting for the part to be placed in car. 4. 12-29-2006, car repaired. Complaint was roaring noise and rmp needle going close to 5 and heat index exactly in the middle. The only repair done was R&R right wheel bearing in front and replaced hub. When on 1-10-2007 they called to pick up car all repairs done, I went and they told me that the car is sounding worse and it could possibly be a coupling by the tire and that I need a front wheel alignment and that's why I am having all these problems and that there is nothing wrong or found with the rmp needle going close to 5. I drove the car out and talked to another mechanic plus the owner of speedee's and they all laughed, and said that's not right and I would not go back. In driving the car now it really sounds bad and embarrassing, and sometimes it will not go past the speed I'm on while driving unless I release the brakes and press the gas again. The mechanic states not safety issue.

- Providence Village, TX, USA

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