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NHTSA — Power Train Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,843 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 Reno drivetrain problems

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2007 Suzuki Reno Owner Comments

problem #16

Jul 022016


  • 56,200 miles


My 2007 Suzuki Reno only have around 56000 miles and it started to shake while putting it on reverse gear. Don't move sometime after putting it on drive and make loud noise as I try to accelerate, engine light is on since July 2nd and these issues started from that time. I took it to a local O'reilly to check engine light code and they said its a transmission related code.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #15

Nov 012012

Reno 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
When attempting to shift the vehicle from park to reverse or drive there will be a loud clunk sound. The check engine light will come on and the vehicle will not accelerate. If you shut the vehicle off and then restart, it will then accelerate but will not shift properly. I had the vehicle to ken pollock Suzuki dealership in Pennsylvania when it was still covered under warranty and they charged me $100 dollars to run a diagnostic code scan. They said that they could not find the problem but when asked to explain the codes that were retrieved, I was informed that they were generic transmission codes and that they would not or could not fix the vehicle. This is a ongoing problem and a severe safety concern considering the amount of complaints logged against this model vehicle.

- Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

problem #14

Oct 152013

Reno 4-cyl

  • 75,264 miles
I had loss of power, the car was not going into gear, went into neutral while driving replaced the transmission range sensor roughly 8mos ago and I am now experiencing the same symptoms now and just ordered the part from Suzuki dealership.

- Franklin, NH, USA

problem #13

Mar 012013


  • 78,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that the vehicle shook, hesitated, and lost acceleration intermittently. The failure occurred at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- North Branch, MN, USA

problem #12

Jun 012009

Reno 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I have replaced the transmission range sensor twice since purchasing my car new in 2008 and just last week I started having the same issue! so I will be replacing this same part for the 3rd time since purchasingit new 6 years ago.

- Spokane, WA, USA

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problem #11

Feb 212014


  • 142,000 miles
I have a 2007 Suzuki Reno. This vehicle has gone through five (5) transmission rage sensors since I bought it new in November, 2006. Started having problems within two months. Dealership in rock hill, SC had already shut down and doors were padlocked. Have paid a lot of money to have this same sensor changed five times. Why has Suzuki not recalled this vehicle to correct the transmission problem"? why has the NHTSA done nothing for all of these complaints about the same issue" my car "shifts" into neutral going down highway causing loss of power and acceleration without notice; then check engine light comes on. It is very unnerving and unsafe!!! please do something!!

- York, SC, USA

problem #10

Jan 012013

Reno 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that the vehicle shook, hesitated and lost acceleration. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a diagnostic was performed, which located the failure at the transmission range switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 63,000. Updated 11/19/13 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired at the dealer at a cost of $300.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #9

Aug 132013


  • 85,465 miles
I own 2007 Suzuki Reno since this year. Car was running good now its has 85600 miles on it approximately. I haven't had any issue but since last six month, my transmission range sensor causing lots of problem I already spent $350 for repair but now I replaced it second time. When I search online and go to Suzuki forum I see lots of owner of Suzuki having same issue that I am having. Below is the link where you can see so many people already having same issue that I am having. I need your help to resolve this issue with the company. If Suzuki can install original parts that would be fine. I have already spent lots of money for this specific issue.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #8

Sep 012012


  • 79,000 miles
Engine light comes on and goes off. Car has problems starting: Sometimes it starts in park, sometimes it will only start in neutral, other times I have to go through all the gears and go back to neutral. Transmission range sensor seems to be problem from my online research.

- Pfafftown, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 062009

Reno 4-cyl

  • 30,698 miles
I was driving my 2007 Suzuki Reno on the highway on my way to work when the car started to slow down despite me trying to give it gas, and the check engine light appeared. I pulled over and put the car in park and turned it off for a moment. I turned the car back on and the check engine light remained on. When trying to shift back into drive, my car jolted and an X appeared over the D where the gears are located. Frightened, I turned the car off again and called the dealership, who told me to bring it in. They explained it was the transmission range sensor and fixed it free of charge because it was under warranty. 3 years 2 months later the exact same thing happened again, luckily I was not driving this time only trying to shift into drive when an X appeared over the D again. I took it to a different Suzuki dealer who explained that because it was outside the transmission it is not covered under warranty I would need to pay for the repair. No explanation was given as to why this was happening again. Now here we are exactly 4 months later to the day and the same thing happened again while I was driving. I called the dealership and they said they will repair it for free because they only repaired it months ago, but still no explanation as to what the problem is. I now see I am not the only one having this issue with this vehicle, and was told by a mechanic, that part of this car is defective. I am livid at this point because I bought the car brand new with 27 miles on it and have had nothing but trouble ever since!! aggravation and money is all that car has been to me.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #6

Dec 132012


  • 49,000 miles


Driving on the expressway about 60 mph my vehicle lost power. The accelerator stopped working. Immediately my vehicle went down to 30 mph. It felt like the gear went to neutral because the gas pedal wasn't working. In about 30 seconds went back to normal. But in about 20 minutes same thing happened again. It was very unsafe for the traffic around me. Thanks for my husband next to me, and his guidance as he is professional driver, I was able to make it safe to first lane.

- Bellport, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 272012


  • 47,857 miles
Going into reverse heard and felt a hard loud clunk. Check engine light came on and car bare ly moved. Kept slipping in to neutral on highway top shop. Had checked transmission range sensor

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #4

May 092012


  • 67,000 miles
Car check engine light was on for a few days, then turned off. When I turned on the car, the check engine light was back on, put car in reverse and clunk, while the display where the R for reverse would have been was scrambled, car still reversed. Clunked into drive, and wouldn't switch out of 1st gear. This occurs sporadically. Check engine code signaled transmission range sensor malfunction. There are many other occurrences for the same model year which occurs around 70000 miles.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 012011

Reno 4-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate beyond 30 mph and the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that a transmission sensor was faulty. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer and the sensor was replaced. The failure continued to recur. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,500. The range sensor was replaced. Updated 01/03/12

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 142011

Reno 4-cyl

  • 38,500 miles
Vehicle loses acceleration, and doesn't react properly to gas pedal. This makes it difficult to merge onto oncoming traffic and could cause an accident. By reading online it seems to be the transmission range sensor, a lot of people on forums are writing about this fault. This is the second time I've had to replace the sensor in the past 2 years.

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 012009


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated when shifting into reverse, the vehicle would shift with an abnormal force and would not accelerate over 3 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who located the failure at the transmission range sensor. The transmission range sensor was replaced, but the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer as contacted and a complaint was filed (case number: 2274091298). The manufacturer denied any assistance with the repairs to the vehicle stating that the warranty had expired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 85,700. The VIN was not available.

- Charlotte , NC, USA

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