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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,858 miles

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2007 Suzuki Forenza seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 072010

Forenza

  • 37,670 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. While the vehicle was parked, the contact stated that the front driver side impact air bag inadvertently deployed with an extremely loud noise. The air bag was located underneath the front driver side seat. There were no injuries. The vehicle was being repaired by the dealer when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 37,670.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #6

Jun 092010

Forenza

  • 40,000 miles
Suzuki Forenza 2007, 42,000 miles. 1) transmission range sensor: Transmission slips when in drive -- panel shows a "D" with a slash through it. After researching, have found this to be extremely common among the most well-maintained Forenzas. Unacceptable. Engine light came on and as soon as I tried to go forward, the car would just decelerate down like 10 or 20 mph "scary" within a matter of seconds and no matter how much I pushed the pedal to accelerate to the floor but it was as if I didn't have power. 2)tire pressure light comes on every other day. 3)the front passenger air bag light comes on to show the air bag is not working even if I have a passenger seated properly in the front seat.

- Woodruff, SC, USA

problem #5

Apr 192010

Forenza

  • 13,000 miles
2007 Suzuki Forenza...air bag warning light stays on, had it fixed four times and its back on again. This is a very intriguing situation as well as very dangerous. My warranty is expired as of April 13, 2010....my dealership is eighty miles away from my house. Service contract was voided after original dealership energy country Suzuki folded and I had already purchased vehicle. They still have Suzuki experience but refuse to work my car and honor the service contract they offered with the vehicle. Energy country Ford, still exists and their mechanics are trained on Suzuki's and they promised me that they would continue to service my car but now they have welshed on the contract. My car needs serviced but I have to take it eighty miles into Louisiana. I live in Texas. And this is the only vehicle that I own. A royal screwing all the way around...

- Port Neches, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 092010

Forenza

  • miles

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

The front passenger air bag light comes on to show the air bag is not working even if I have a passenger seated properly in the front seat. It does not do this all the time but it happens enough to concern me and my wife. I had the same problem with a 2006 model year of the same car. We had other problems with that car as well and the dealer took it back and sold us the 2007 which has some of the same problems. This has been happening on and off since we got the car in March of 2007.

- Rhinelander, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 012010

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
I have a Suzuki/Forenza 2007 and on Monday 02/01/2010 while on my way to work I was involved in a car accident while in the turnpike North. I was going at about 60 to 65 miles/hour and another driver lost control of his car because of the rain and I hit him at that speed. It was a head collision/ T bone like and even though the front end of the car was all crashed including the hard bumper the air bags on my car did deploy. I do believe that there is something wrong with this system in this car. Updated 02/26/10 the consumer stated the vehicle was declared a total loss. The engine was cracked. The main support frame that held the vehicle at the bottom was bent and the air bags did not deploy. Updated 04/29/10.

- Homestead, FL, USA

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problem #2

Sep 012007

Forenza

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza wagon. The contact stated that the vehicle has a serious hesitation issue. While driving between 30-50 mph, the vehicle hesitates and decelerates. It does not lose complete power and the service engine light remains illuminated. The contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer five times and they replaced the wiring harness, accelerator, a few sensors, and reprogrammed the computer in the vehicle. The repairs only temporarily correct the issue for a few weeks, but then the failure recurs a month later. The contact is also experiencing failure with the passenger side air bag. The air bag remains off whenever an occupant is seated in the passenger seat. The dealer stated that it was supposed to remain off for a child's safety, but the owner claims that the failure occurs when adults are seated in the passenger seat as well. The dealer has not attempted to repair the air bag defect because they clam it is working as it was designed. The air bag defect has been occurring since the vehicle was purchased with approximately 30 miles. The failure mileage for the hesitation issue was 3,000 and current mileage was 12,000.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #1

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

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