Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,550 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 lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Suzuki Reno:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Suzuki Reno Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 252014


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact smelled a burning odor while operating the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V262000 (exterior lighting); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #9

Oct 142014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V262000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #8

May 012014

Reno 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Car would not start battery charged, but next day vehicle battery would be drained again.... headlights work sometimes, and turn signal works off and on...

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #7

Sep 072012

Reno 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles


As I was driving I noticed that the headlights were very dim. I pulled over to test my lights and noticed that when I turned on and off the headlights that there was no change in brightness. I turned off the car and turned on the headlights and the lights did not come on. I had been driving with the daytime running lights illuminated only. I did a check online and discovered that there is a recall for my make and model of car. I called the local Suzuki dealership and after giving them my VIN they told me that there was no active recall in effect for my car. I think the recall should be expanded to my car as well. In the interim I am taking my car to the dealership to get the headlamps fixed but it will cost me money to do so.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #6

Sep 012007


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 07V452000 (exterior lighting) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. Approximately one year later the failure recurred. The dealer advised the contact that they were not responsible for future repairs if the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The current mileage was 71,600 and the failure mileage was 13,000.

- Holton, LA, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #5

Oct 012008


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The vehicle was included in NHTSA recall campaign number: 07V452000 (exterior lighting) and was repaired. After the vehicle was repaired the contact was driving at approximately 60 mph when the headlights stopped functioning. The day time running lights continued to function. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the vehicle would not be repaired under the recall because it was repaired previously. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Haughton, LA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012011


  • 108,500 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V452000 (exterior lighting). A few months after the repairs were performed, the contact was driving approximately 65 mph when the headlights stopped functioning. A couple of days later, the daytime running lights and high beam lights also failed. The dealer was contacted and stated that the recall repairs had been performed and the contact would be responsible for the cost of diagnostics and any further repairs. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 108,500. The VIN was not available.

- Mount Carmel, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102010


  • 128,000 miles
The day time driving lights on my 2006 Suzuki Reno will not go off. Appears that an unexpected short occurred behind the connection.

- Lake Placid, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 042008


  • miles
My headlights are shorting out. Mainly the daytime and low beams. I also have a highbeam assembly part that has broken. The lights started to flicker a little now and then. Then it got to the point the low beams just cut out. I am in total darkness. I ran off the road. The highbeams are sometimes affected but usually remain working. However the one high beam does not work due to the fact the internal holder clip for the bulb just broke one day. There is no after market part for this. It is a problem. I am the working poor. I can not afford an other ticket. I already have one for this unresolved problem.

- St. Joseph, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012008


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that the daytime running lights would remain illuminated all day, but the nighttime lights and high beams were inoperable. Eventually, the vehicle would not start. On July 9, 2008, she discovered two recalls on for the 2006 Suzuki Reno models, one of which clearly stated that the daytime running lights were causing a malfunction (NHTSA campaign id number 07V452000: Exterior lighting). She took the vehicle to the Suzuki dealer and was informed that the recall repair would be covered by the manufacturer, but if not, she would be liable. The dealer stated that the battery needed to be replaced and was unable to determine why the exterior lights were not operating correctly. The manufacturer stated that her VIN was not included in the recall and she would be liable for the repair costs. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 40,900.

- Live Oak, TX, USA

Not what you are looking for?