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NHTSA — Power Train Problems

2007 Suzuki Forenza (Page 4 of 5)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,242 miles

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2007 Suzuki Forenza drivetrain problems

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2007 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #30

Jun 172012

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

The car has a big problem changing gear and when I drive sometimes it slows down and couple of times I almost got into accident because of car slowing down and at times when I try to switch gears it clunks so hard and it is becoming very dangerous driving with my kids in the car because either the car wont change gears or looses speed when I am driving and that can cause a big accident and I call Suzuki dealership and its not under warranty, there should be a recall on this vehicle it is very dangerous and they are the ones making poor quality parts for the engine, and from other consumers I am not the only one with the same issue and worries. Please help!

- Homestead , FL, USA

problem #29

Jun 182012

Forenza

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate, there was an increase in engine rpms, the check engine warning lamp illuminated and the transmission hesitated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.

- Whitney , TX, USA

problem #28

May 272012

Forenza

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact was driving 45 mph when the vehicle began to jerk and the gear shifted into neutral erroneously. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the transmission range sensor failed and would need replacing. The contact spoke to the manufacturer because the vehicle was under warranty, but the manufacturer would not include the cost of the repair under the warranty. The failure and the current mileage was 97,000.

- Russell Springs, KY, USA

problem #27

Jun 022010

Forenza

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that after shifting into gear, the vehicle would lunge forward abnormally with the illumination of the check engine warning lamp. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.

- Newburgh , NY, USA

problem #26

Feb 232012

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
I have been reading about these 2007 Suzuki. The transmission range sensors is going out on my vehicle also. The mechanic also stated the throttle body was bad. Now I just had $1600 worth of work to this vehicle, timing belt changed, new tires, oil changed etc. Suzuki needs to step up to the plate and recall these lemons!! the mechanic stated the throttle body was major but said he wasn't sure if it was covered under powertrain warranty. If Suzuki cannot guarantee their cars for less than 100'000 miles than I'll never buy another Suzuki! think I'll paint my canary yellow!!!!!!

- Blacksburg, SC, USA

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problem #25

Mar 272012

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
I just had this part replaced in January 2012 now 2 months later check engine light going on in the middle of driving. Went to autozone and guess what transmission range sensor again!!!!! I bought part from dealer in January and had my licensed auto mechanic put it in, now car doing exactly same thing it did in January car jerking into reverse, scrambled gear letters on dash board, this part is defective what do I have to do replace it every 2 months!!!! make it a recall already, I am not the only complaint!!!!

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #24

Mar 192012

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 59,888 miles

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

My transmission range sensor is malfunctioning. Prior to find out that this was actually the issue I internet search numerous complaints that this part is a failing part on my type of car (2007 Suzuki Forenza) and it has been reported. The dealer advised that because it wasn't on the recall list the part wasn't covered(I bought part from dealer and had different mechanic do the repairs). My frustration is that complaints have been received by Suzuki for this issue but it hasn't been placed on the recall list. What merits what goes on a recall list?

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #23

Jun 012011

Forenza

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate while driving at any speed and the gear would shift hard into drive and reverse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a diagnostic test was performed, which located the failure at the transmission range sensor. The transmission range sensor was replaced but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to hesitate while driving at any speed and the gears would shift hard into drive and reverse. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 87,000.

- Clinton , SC, USA

problem #22

Jun 152011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • miles
Transmission range sensor failure. Dangerous gear change issues.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #21

Dec 272011

Forenza

  • 82,506 miles
My check engine light came on after I placed the car in reverse, it gave a big "thunk" sound. I turned the car off and restarted it. The check engine light is still on. When I went to the dealership to get a diagnosis and they said it was a transmission range sensor gone bad! $250 to replace. As you can see that there are a lot of customer complaints on the same issue but no recall. I have already had the brake light sensor replaced earlier this year and a power steering pump! not liking Suzuki right now!

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #20

Dec 192011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

Googled on website, and found lots of people complained that the transmission range sensor is broken prematurely, which clearly indicate the such part is a defective one. My such claim was also supported by what technician told me who fixed my car as they are authorized Suzuki service dealership. He told me there is around 4-5 fix for this part out of this model around this mileage. My car is still under powertrain warranty, but this part is excluded from such coverage. Suzuki should recall this part and fix the problem for free of charge.

- Atlanta, GU, USA

problem #19

Dec 012011

Forenza

  • 77,850 miles
The transmission sensor went out on my 2007 Forenza at 77000 miles. This also happened to my sisters 2006 Forenza at 50000 miles. The warranty says it covers engine and transmission but when we took it to the dealer, they informed us that the transmission sensor is not covered. I have done significant research and this seems to be extremely common among Suzuki cars.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #18

Oct 212011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 66,716 miles
I have a 2007 Forenza and yesterday as I was putting the car into reverse, it made a loud clunking noise. The gear selector display on the dash seemed to go haywire displaying all the letters (D, R, N, etc) with a diagonal line through it. It then went back to normal, then the "check engine" light came on. This morning as I was getting ready to take the car to autozone, it did not make any noise. They hooked up the diagnostic computer and it came up with codes PO700 and PO705, which varies in wording but seems like it's the transmission range sensor.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #17

Nov 152011

Forenza

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the transmission would slip or would become stuck in one gear with the check engine warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission range sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 39,000.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #16

Aug 222007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 7,100 miles
I purchased a 2007 Suzuki Forenza in Dec 2006 and my transmission range sensor went bad in August of 2007, it went bad again less than a year later in June 2008, again in 2010 and now as of today November 22,2011 I have to put it back in the shop for the transmission range sensor. I really do feel like this should had been a recall considering I am not the only Suzuki Forenza owner that has had the ongoing issues. I have came out of pocket over $600 so far on getting this problem fix because it was not cover under warranty.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #15

Aug 092011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • miles
In August of 2011, when I would put the car into first gear, the engine light would come on and the car would not go out of first gear until I pulled over, shut the car off and started all over again. Since then the engine light would stay on for a day and then nothing would be wrong. Also, when I put the car into reverse the "R" on the display would have an diagonal line through it and the would only go into first gear again until I shut the car off again. These incidents have happened at least once a week since. I never know when the car will do this and I am afraid that it will do this and not fix itself again and then be stuck in first gear. The deal wants to charge me $200 to fix this. I think it should be a recall item.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #14

Oct 092011

Forenza

  • 54,454 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated while sitting at a traffic stop. In addition, the gear box indicator began flashing various gears and the vehicle would not accelerate. The engine was turned off but the contact was unable to restart the vehicle until several minutes later. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who advised that the transmission range sensor failed. There were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The failure mileage was 54,454.

- Charlotte , NC, USA

problem #13

Feb 022009

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
This is the 2nd time I have had issues with my car in regards to having to get the drive range sensor repaired; alot of Suzuki owners have also had this issue as well.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #12

Oct 152011

Forenza

  • 70,000 miles
Trying to shift into gear the car jerks and the display blinks, not indicating what gear the car is in. The only gears that show are D and P. when trying to accelerate the car moves very slowly and doesn't go any faster than 35-40 mph. Diagnostic test show it is the transmission range sensor. I see that this is a common problem in this model vehicle and thinks it should be recalled and fixed at the expense of the dealer not the consumer. This car has only had problems from the beginning and the manufacturer needs to realize this and assume some responsibility for their product.

- Inman , SC, USA

problem #11

Sep 132011

Forenza

  • 158,000 miles
He contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph and above, the vehicle would shift gears abnormally hard. The vehicle also would not accelerate over 20 mph when driving. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop where it was inspected. The mechanic stated that the transmission wrench sensor was defective. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 158,000.

- Land O Lake, FL, USA

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