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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages Problems

3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,349 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.

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2007 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 012010

Forenza

  • 32,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The vehicle was parked when the front exterior drivers side door handle fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician replaced the door handle under warranty. The contact stated that the rear driver side door handle also fractured. The vehicle was not further repaired because the warranty had expired. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012008

Forenza

  • miles
The items that are faulty on this 2007 Suzuki Forenza are the paint on the outside door handles, and the inside door latches. I bought this 2007 Suzuki Forenza car brand new and within one (1) year, I had to replace 2 of my door handle latches inside because they broke off. Not long after that, my other two latches broke. In the 1st year, the paint on the door handles began to wear off. When I first had my door repaired, I was told by the Suzuki repair shop representative, that the breaking latches was a common complaint with this particular model.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #9

Dec 012010

Forenza

  • 70,000 miles
I have had to repair so much on this car in such a short amount of time, I am going nuts...almost every month its something else! I have had blown head gaskets, replaced broken door handles (they broke again), chipping paint (for no reason), brake light switch system, now the transmission range sensor is bad. To replace the tires, the cheapest you can find is $130/tire new. I am out of thousands of dollars when the care was supposed to be under warranty and "americas best powertrain" but everything in the car that is going bad, isn't covered! my 2007 Suzuki Forenza sucks!

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #8

May 172010

Forenza

  • 58,000 miles

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

I just had the driver's interior door handle break at the base. I have already had the passenger front replaced under warranty, passenger rear replace at my cost and now this!

- Nunda, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 232010

Forenza

  • 60,500 miles
I have had two door latches (inside of vehicle) break off, looks exactly the same after they break, with only a piece left. Makes it hard to exit the vehicle. Both doors on passenger side are affected. Rear door one fell off in early 2008, 2nd one broke off March of 2010.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

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problem #6

Jan 122010

Forenza

  • 41,438 miles
2007 Suzuki Forenza 4-dr: While opening the back left door the door handle broke off - within the same month the right back door handle broke off in the same manner. Safety concern as unable to open the back doors from the inside. Has not been repaired due to awaiting response from Suzuki.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #5

May 142009

Forenza

  • 56,569 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. While driving approximately 60 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle began wobbling excessively. The vehicle would gradually change direction without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and the rear struts were determined to be the cause of the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The repair cost was estimated at $580. In addition, the transmission failed to shift gears and the gear sensor was replaced. The interior door handles on the front and rear passenger side were also replaced. The failure and current mileages were 56,569.

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 112009

Forenza

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the driver's and passenger side front door handles were fractured, which reduced his ability to open the doors. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 37,000 and current mileage was 42,145.

- Grandview, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 102008

Forenza

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. Two months after purchasing the vehicle, the contact received a recall notice for the seat belts. The recall repairs were performed, but afterwards the seat belt would not latch for approximately one month. At 7,000 miles, the vehicle speed control became inoperable. At 22,000 miles, the driver's side passenger door latch cracked at the base. As a result, the contact had to roll down the window and open the door from the rear in order to exit the vehicle. The vehicle began pulling to the left while driving between 40-70 mph. An independent mechanic stated that the tire had a hole in it and would be patched. Also, the vehicle needed an alignment and the contact was informed to take it back to the dealer to have the specifications checked when the alignment did not correct the issue. The failure mileage was 7,000 and current mileage was 23,450.

- Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 022007

Forenza

  • 3,333 miles
1.left front inside door handle broke off 1,055mi. Replaced Aug 6.2007 2.passenger side air bag light stays illuminated when passenger is in seat, does not engage airbag. Removed passenger front seat and retorqued mounting belts evenly. Fixed on Oct. 2 2007. 3,333mi. 3. left front inside door handle breaks again. Replaced Dec. 14th 2007. 5932 mi. 4. passenger side air bag light still staying on while passenger in seat. They found high resistance R&R center counsel and repair ground wire for airbag wiring harness and R&R passenger seat to reposition and retorque bolts for occupant detection system. The same day we also had rear inside right rear door handle replaced. Jan 09. 2008 5.passenger inside front and rear door handles replaced. Broke off at the base of handle just like the previous one. Happened w/in days iof each other. Fixed July 09. 2008. 12,484 mi. 6.passenger side air bag light is showing airbag is not engaged with passenger in car. Also passener seat belt light remains on when buckled. Found code B1378 high resistance found connector loose at SDM, reconnect and all ok. July 09 2008. 12484mi. 7. called dealership two days later passengerside airbag light still staying on. 8. just able to get to the shop today. Aug 11, 2008. Passenger side air bag light not engaging air bag with passenger in seat and air bag readiness light staying lit on dash. We were informed ordering new wiring harness and that the air bag readiness light meant that it disabled all air bags so they would not go off accidentally. Aug 11,2008. 13,848 mi.

- Pittsburg, KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 192008

Forenza

  • 23,000 miles
Passenger door handles broke at the base of the handle. Son tried to open the back door (behind driver) and the handle broke off in his hand. The front passenger side door handle has a crack in it from the top to the bottom of the handle. I expect it to break any day. Back right passenger lock does not respond to "unlock" button when it is pushed. All others rise, this one stays down.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

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