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NHTSA — Structure Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,978 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.

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2007 Suzuki Forenza body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 152013

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 85,879 miles


I brought a brand new 2007 Suzuki Forenza in 2007 and since then have had problems ever since. In the first week I brought it the timing belt had broke. Soon after the transmission messed up and was told the engine needed to be rebuilt. Thanks to my extended vehicle warranty (not by Suzuki) I was able to get this fixed without paying out of pocket. Now not even two years later I am being told that the front strut mount and struts are going bad and need to be replaced (estimated at $687). In addition to that all four of my door handles are broken and have been for some time after breaking off with a simple touch. With the paint chipping off on the outside door handles as well. I have no money to pay for all the repairs on this vehicle as I have been paying it on for the last five years and it is almost paid for but I cannot continue to endure countless repairs I am having to go through while driving this car. I do not go anyway except from work to home in my car and I do not understand why I am having all of these problems when the car was suppose to be brand new when I bought it. I am afraid to drive this car even as simple as going to the store because I do not know what will happen. I will never buy another Suzuki again.

- Grifton, NC, USA

problem #4

Jul 012011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
Tranny slipping, paint peeling on car.

- Washingtonville, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 012008


  • 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 #2

Feb 082008


  • 10 miles
Since taking possession of my vehicle (Feb. '08)..the dash covers for the radio, clock & shift have always become extremely hot to touch, including the metal part of the ignition key. Whenever the car is driven..other parts of the dash get warm..these listed parts get hotter, this condition is frightening!..sometimes there is an associated electrical type odor! the cd player cannot be used, the cd's get too hot to handle. The dealer has experienced this problem & the manufacturer has also..they both refuse to correct it.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 192008


  • 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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