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NHTSA — Steering Problems

2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,381 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.

2007 Suzuki Forenza steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 262016

Forenza

  • 128,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. When the vehicle was started, smoke appeared from the steering wheel. Immediately, someone screamed outside the vehicle and alerted the contact to exit the vehicle quickly. When the contact exited the vehicle, smoke and flames shot out of the steering wheel. An independent mechanic, who happened to be in the area, advised to open the hood so the battery could be disconnected. While the technician was disconnecting the battery, the fire department arrived at the scene and assisted the technician to extinguish the fire. A fire report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the residence of the contact's friend. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and requested copies of the fire pictures. The failure mileage was approximately 128,000.

- Ceres, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 192012

Forenza

  • 44,000 miles
I was driving down the expressway and I was doing 65 mph and my car started stalling as I pressed the gas then I floored the gas because my car was starting to reverse down the expressway all of a sudden my car froze and my computer on my dash had all the letters scrambled for drive, reverse, park etc and had a line through it I was soooo scared I had a big truck behind me.

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

Jul 012007

Forenza 2-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. While driving 60 mph or greater, the vehicle began to vibrate. The road conditions were clear. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 1,100 and failure mileage was 400.

- Ferriday, LA, USA

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