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NHTSA — Power Train Problems

2008 Suzuki Forenza (Page 4 of 4)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,117 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.

2008 Suzuki Forenza drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #5

Sep 222011


  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. The contact was driving 15 mph when the transmission failure light illuminated and the vehicle shifted to a higher gear independently. The failure recurred on four separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the transmission mode switch needed replacement. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 46,000.

- Inglewood, CO, USA

problem #4

Jan 202010

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Transmission range switch, fails to shift down during acceleration, may work for a while and then makes a clunk and fails again, causes check engine light to glow and may show a box with a diagonal line through it where the D for drive would be.

- Excelsior Springs, MO, USA

problem #3

Jan 172011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 53,714 miles
My 08 Forenza hesitates during cold start up. No codes show. It has 58000 miles (timing belt due in a few thousand), 5 speed stick, driven 90 miles one way every 3 third day. It did die on the highway back in January '11, cel came on, went into limp mode, I didn't shut down for fear of completely dying it was towed to dealer. Pulled codes P2106, P2110, and P0835 from computer. Dealer found nothing wrong other than codes. Since then hesitation has been getting worse. It doesn't seem to idle normally all that well even after driving for several hours (seems like tps is sticking runs around 2000 for about 15 seconds after coming to a stop).

- Albrightsville, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 062010


  • 46,835 miles
My check engine light came on and was put on machine and got a PO700 and PO705 which required a sensor which should not have been on a brand new car. From my understanding there have been a lot of problems with this and I don't understand why a recall has not been done on this because my warranty did not cover this do to not being inside the transmission due to Suzuki's rules.

- Newfield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 162010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that there was smoke emitting from the vents in the vehicle. The transmission had begun slipped and would not stay in the drive gear. The vehicle also hesitated to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The check engine light had been illuminated since August 2010. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

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