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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,072 miles

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2006 Suzuki Forenza body / paint problems

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2006 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012006

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 100 miles


I own a 2006 Suzuki Forenza and have had numerous problems with this car. Since purchasing new in 2006, I have had the gas gauge, gas tank, radio, center console, front door handles & catalytic converter replaced. The factory tires went bad within a year, and because it is an odd tire size cost over $400 to replace. Currently the check engine light is on stating there is a problem with the catalytic converter which was just replaced about 3 months ago. I left the car overnight at the dealer & got a rental car (which cost $75) and the dealer and Suzuki tech support can not figure out why the catalytic converter error continues to show up. The power steering light is also on & I was told that it requires a sensor - not covered by warranty - that will cost over $300. I have had a problem with the engine jerking and slipping gears on acceleration. It would also stick in neutral or not change gears and hesitate to the point of moving very slowly. I was told this was an oxygen sensor which cost me over $300 to replace. I have had this problem once since. The struts - front and back - also need to be replaced which is a $1200 repair because they are leaking. Currently both front door handles are broken causing me to have to open the windows to open the doors. I have had them replaced once before under recall, but now it will cost over $200 a piece to replace. I didn't even know there was a light to indicate that the daytime running lights were working until it just appeared one day. The daytime running lights indicator won't stay on - it comes on, then goes back off. I think Suzuki needs to make good on these cars because there are so many problems.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 042010


  • 38,000 miles
I own a used 06' Suzuki Forenza. All of the interior door handles have broken. This is not an uncommon problem with these cars as it has been reported on the web many a times. The passenger door handle was already cracked and looked to be glued back together. The driver side door handle just broke along with the rear driver side door handle. When I inquired of Suzuki after I heard there was a recall for the door handles they said my car wasn't part of the recall. However they used the same door handles for the 06 models as they did for older models that I do believe have a recall. This constitutes a grave risk to the passengers and myself as I have to unroll my window to even open the door, I have to physically get out to let out the rear driver passenger out. In order to fix this I have to pay a large amount of money for this. I am asking that you to investigate this and make Suzuki accountable for these badly made door handles. If I were to have an accident my children and possibly myself may not be able to exit the car in case of a fire.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 192008


  • 40,115 miles
My 2006 Suzuki Forenza's passenger door handle broke off with little resistance or force. I understand that this is a common occurrence with Suzuki and it is a safety hazard, as the passenger door is inoperative without the handle. There is nothing reinforcing the plastic handle and in the event that a passenger ( or driver, I surmise---same handle) needs to get out of the car quickly, this would impede his ability. King Suzuki in fort lauderdale, fl. Will order the part for me and have it installed, but I do think there should be a recall to have every vehicle corrected.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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