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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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2008 Suzuki Reno seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Suzuki Reno Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 212016


  • miles


I took my car in to find out why the airbag light for the passenger side was on by the clock and on my dash. Come to find out the part that I need to fix it is hard to find and that the part is also bad. In order to fix my problem it will cost me $2500 to fix it. So I think I will wait till it gets recalled along with the airbags. So now no one can sit in the front passenger seat!!

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012011


  • 70,000 miles
My 2008 Suzuki Reno has over 100,000 miles and I first experienced symptoms sometime in June 2010 only a year after I bought it. At first it was just that the car seemed to have trouble accelerating from a stop (like at a traffic light) and the check engine light came on. After that the symptoms got increasingly worse. It would intially have the same symptoms as listed above, then it would get better and the check engine light would turn off. Then I started getting the periodic clunk and scrambled gear display like all the gears with a line thru it on the dash. I told my husband who can work on older model cars and he drove it around the block with no problem, then he was in the car with my going down the interstate and it did it and almost made the car come to a complete stop from almost 70mph with vehicles behind us. I called the service department where I got it and they said that if the light wasn't staying on all the time, then there wasn't anything they would be able to do but that it didn't sound like it would be covered under warranty. I have had nothing but problems with my 2008 Reno since it reached 70,000 miles. I've kept up on my maintenance. Also both of my airbag lights stay on all the time, the passenger light stays on as if no one is sitting in it even with a 200 pound person sitting in the seat. The car hasn't been in any accidents to make them not read right.

- Commerce, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008


  • miles
I purchased a new 2008 Suzuki Reno from a dealership in tallahassee who is no longer in business. A message appear on the right side (passage) that the airbag is off. I bought this to the attention of the dealership. They told me not to worry about it, it was fine. Later I notice a ball popped up on the driver side and I looked in the manual it stated it was my airbag. I called the manufacturer in California and they advice me to have it checked out in ocala Florida. I took the car to the dealership and they detected that both airbags and light was on. They determined it has internal fault code for the passenger side and the airbag module needs to be replaced and it roughly cost $1,000. They refused to have the airbag replaced. And I asked what if someone get injury while riding in the car, and she stated it will be my fault. I told her no, because it was a defect from the beginning.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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