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NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 312016


  • 57,000 miles


One of my children was buckled in the back passenger seat. My child tightened his seat belt, and the buckle detached from the fabric. This is very unsafe, my car has almost 57K on it. There is no reason for this to happen and is a huge safety concern that should be corrected asap! this situation could have been way worse! thank god I was not driving or in a accident!

- Jefferson, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 052014

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
I was driven when the right side headlight was stopped.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Aug 012012


  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the rear left passenger seat belt failed to lock into the buckle and would not retract. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 51,000. The current mileage was approximately 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012010

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


A malfunction occurs when I attempt to shift gears from park to any other. 1. it makes a loud, deep sound, similar to "thunk-thunk" and if I don't have my foot on the brake hard enough, the car lurches. 2. the dashboard signal for pdrn etc randomly changes to a weird symbol that is not any letter in the american alphabet. 3. it makes a revving sound which should indicate a higher velocity when in fact it is at a lower velocity. 4. it will not accelerate properly. When entering a high frequency road or highway, I have to floor the gas pedal to go normal speed then maintain it. 5. it shifts out of drive into neutral while I am driving and independently of my activity, thankfully approximately only about once every month. 6. the check engine light is always on. 7. the mechanic said it was related to the transmission but was called a range something or other. 8. I notice these problems more in stop-and-go city traffic than on long uninterrupted distances. 9. I consider these random car behaviour problems unstable and unsafe. 10. to any driver new to handling/driving my car, I would have to explain its quirks for them to drive and not have a tragic vehicular accident involving the improper response of my car to normal use. 11. the warranty ran out long ago. It was only for three years. The problems started occurring after the warranty expired, of course. 12. it will cost me about $200 to get the range whatchamacallit fixed, $200 of which I believe Suzuki should pay. Unrelated problem, sometimes the seatbelt buckle unclicks itself.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 072011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
2006 Suzuki Forenza wagon issues so far: 63K - check engine light came on and a line through the D on the instrument panel showed up, which acts like the car is in neutral. When trying to accelerate the car has no power. If you pull over, turn the car off and restart it then the car is back to normal. It has done this 4 times now in the past 2 weeks. 60K - a couple of months ago the window washer pump went out and I had to replace it. I did it myself and it still cost me $85. Front seatbelt acts like it latches but then comes back out (this problem was recalled). 40K - the air bag light is also lit up on the car.

- Exeter, CA, USA

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problem #3

Oct 102010


  • 56,000 miles
I have a 2006 Forenza at 36,000 miles my seat belt light remains on and was fixed once under the recall but now they won't fix it again. Then I find out when I took my car for more tires that they are being eaten up by bad rear struts.the car had at that time 56,000 miles. The struts are expensive and of course dealer parts. And now my transmission is slipping. No way to check or fill it unless you go to the dealer and they charge a fortune to do that and where I live there is only one dealer in a several hundred mile radius so there is a long wait. This car is a piece of [xxx] and I think this needs to be recalled. What can you do as a consumer? this is crazy. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Juan , TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 012010


  • 70,000 miles
My 2006 Suzuki Forenza's transmission is slipping. They tell me it is a sensor and it will be 400 to fix. It also has an issue with the seat belt getting stuck and or not latching, it also is having issue with suspension issues as well as( power train)ex.throttle body, front struts, speedometer, seat belt, door handle something has to be done about this my car has only 80,000 miles on it and it has all these issues. I have researched this issue and I have found numerious others with same problem. Suzuki needs to do somethind about this or recall car.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 282009


  • 38,000 miles
Suzuki Forenza in front end collision with Jeep Wrangler. Forenza suffered front end damage. The airbags in the Forenza did not deploy. The drivers side seat belt in the Forenza did not lock when I slammed on the brakes, which led to me slamming against the steering wheel.

- Dover, PA, USA

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