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NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,624 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.

2006 Suzuki Reno engine problems

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2006 Suzuki Reno Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 312016


  • 146,000 miles


I currently had my transmission go out. It did not show any signs of going out and and just kind of died today.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #4

Nov 132013


  • 93,122 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle exhibited a violent jerking motion as the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled shortly after being started. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where the vehicle was scheduled for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 93,122.

- Macdonough, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 162012

Reno 4-cyl

  • miles
The check engine came on, and I had a diagnostic done. It showed one O2 sensor was not good. It was replaced. After one week the light came on again, and another sensor needed to be replaced. About two weeks later, the light came on again, and the test showed that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. This was replaced. Two months later the light came on again, and it shows that both the O2 sensor and catalytic converter need to be replaced. Nonetheless, the car passed the emissions test, but the light is still on, and the diagnostics still read the same; the O2 sensor and catalytic converter need to be replaced. The acceleration now has problems. Sometimes, the car will hit 3-4 RPM while the acceleration is at 40 mph and will not go higher. Sometimes, I have to pull over because a "burning rubber smell" is emitted from the engine and comes into the car through the vents. The mileage now is about 96500.

- Baltmore , MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 242012


  • 85,000 miles
I bought my 2006 Suzuki Reno in 2008 with approx. 41000 miles on it. My car is currently approx. 90000 miles but the issue started happening around the 83000 mile mark. I was on the highway when all of a sudden, it felt like my car shifted into neutral while driving and went from 70mph to 30mph almost immediately. After that first instance, the car continually bangs into gear from park to reverse. It drives fine for a few minutes but then it continues to erratically shift into neutral while driving. Researched online about problem and seems numerous others have the exact same issue with Renos as well as forenzas. Transmission range sensor faulty. Please recall, it is extremely dangerous.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 032012


  • 89,000 miles
Was driving on I40 to wilmington, nc from raleigh, nc. I stopped to get gas when I was about 30 minutes away from wilmington. I noticed my dashboard looked like it was jumpy. All the gauge lines were going back and forth. But it lasted only seconds and really I thought...did that really happen. I got back on the road because the car was driving perfectly fine. Once I got into wilmington, the car started smoking from under the hood, the gauges were going crazy. The gauges were just going back and forth and back and forth like they were possessed! the car stalled, I got it off the road as best as possible, raised the hood and small flames were coming out. I took a towel and through it over the motor and it killed the flames. Check oil, it was fine, had plenty of gas. My dad said it looks like it had an electrical failure and then the fan went out and caused the car to over heat and it blew a head gasket. Not sure why it would have had an electrical failure. The car is parked now because I do not have money to fix it. Has anyone else had this kind of problem?

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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