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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,492 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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2005 Suzuki Reno transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Suzuki Reno Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 292011

Reno 4-cyl

  • 183,356 miles

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

I went to go get my car checked out at a local auto parts store. Turned on my car and when I was on drive it was showing something weird on it when I put it on different gears they would not go in order. Such as if it was in park it would show a D for drive or if it was in reverse it would show 3rd gear and so on. Whenever I would change gears it would kick really nasty and shake alot and I would have to push the gas just so I could move. The employee then used a check engine light device and I had an O2 sensor issue and a transmission range sensor issue.

- Porter, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 132006

Reno 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,627 miles
I got my car in may, 2006. It was brand new when I bought it, but it was in the shop only six days after. I began to notice that my car would jerk when it was shifting gears (although it was an automatic). Over about a week's time, it got much worse and I had to bring it in for repairs. I was told that the transmission had not been updated. I brought it back three more times with the same problem. The 4th time I brought it back, it was so bad that not only was it jerking while shifting, but while staying at a steady speed as well. Finally, my check engine light came on because my transmission was bad. At the same time, my passengers side airbag sensor was not working. I would sit in the seat and the light would come on saying "passengers airbag off." I brought it back more than 4 times for both the airbag and transmission. Sometimes, I would be told they "could not duplicate the concern" and therefore, they could not fix it. Other times, I would be told my car had been updated and fixed and that I should not have any other problems. After only 5 months of owning the car, I had to file a lemon law application. Neither my transmission or my airbag have been fixed, and I am currently driving a car with a bad transmission and no passengers side airbag.

- Orland, ME, USA

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