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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2008 Suzuki SX4 (Page 1 of 4)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,731 miles

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2008 Suzuki SX4 seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #65

May 142014

SX4

  • miles

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

I took my car to the Mitsubishi dealer that is handling Suzuki repairs for Suzuki in response to the recall for the passenger seat sensor issue related to the airbag. The dash light for airbag error no longer appeared after that fix, but it returned within three months. The Mitsubishi dealer said that I would have to pay to get it fixed.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #64

Apr 202016

SX4

  • 100,000 miles
I have a yellow light and and red airbag light on I already toke to the dealer and it's still the same and now the engine started knocking and the dealer in our area move nowhere to be found what can I do or where can I take it to get check

- Robstown, TX, USA

problem #63

Dec 012008

SX4

  • 100 miles
Radio changed out 2X after electrical problems, light for air bag has been on for 3 yrs. Brakes have had to get worked on 2X before it hit 50,000, clip on driverside mat broke after 2 months of having car, door panels on both front and back passanger side kept falling off and kept taking car back to fix till they had no replacement parts this car should not be on the road there are many safety issues blind spots because of the design, and all the little issues from 2 batteries replaced to 2 sets of brake jobs to electricals to 3 sets of tires, and the car only has 80, ooo miles or less. I've had it 9 yrs mostly as a second car and always problems including paint. But the safety issues and the crap car we were sold kept it cause nobody in there right mind wants it I am 1st yr owner this car sucks fffffff is what it should rate the car dealers wont fix it they make you come back again and again that the parts have to be found because the plant got washed away and the parts with it. And that company wont let them hold parts in there shops so hurry up and wait it is the trainshaf is cracked but hey its a second car that cost too much and gives too little just found this website thank to consumerreport magazine, this car was crap from day one when it rolled of the truck in 2008

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #62

Jan 182012

SX4

  • 57,000 miles

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

Airbag light has been on in the instrument cluster for four years. After recieved recall notification via mail (1 year ago). Submitted request to fix passenger seat to the only Suzuki dealership on ohau, Hawaii and they stated, "my vehicle didn't fall under the recall" and that they needed to repair the entire airbag system. They couldn't pin point the problem and refused to contact Suzuki technical representatives. As the second owner and active duty military, I cannot go back to the state in which I bought the vehicle due to military orders to have any other Suzuki dealership fix this. Additionally, with the saftey inspection laws in Hawaii, I cannot register this car in this state unless pay for the entire replacement of the airbag system or wait till the dealership changes thier mind about doing the recall on my car. This situation I am in now is unsatisfactory and puts my family and my self at risk.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #61

Oct 232014

SX4

  • 50,000 miles
I was on a main road going South a man run a stop sign hit me on drivers side door my neck was broken, and back permently messed up, my daughter on passenger side it jam her hip's, the side air bags did not come out only front ones did and the one on the steering wheel shattered as it came out and the switch uner the steering wheel shorted out almost caught on fire, I have pictures this needs too be investigated I have tried and tried no one will listen I hope you

- Oneonta, AL, USA

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problem #60

May 032015

SX4

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki SX4. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V405000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #59

Sep 052014

SX4

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki SX4. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V405000 (air bags). The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle could not be repaired under the recall due to the state where the vehicle was purchased. The dealer advised that the vehicle be taken to the state it was purchased for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was not available.....updated 07/22/15

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #58

Feb 042015

SX4

  • miles
No incident. Need help where to take vehicle for safety recall (passenger seat cushion) and I do not know where to call to. No dealer nearby -live on an island in Alaska. Please contact me by email. Will need at least a week off work and more than $1,000 to get to dealer and back. Will have to put car and myself on a ferry- 3 days one way. What is possibility of sending new parts with instructions to a mechanic here to do the work on behalf of Suzuki - the one where I usually I take my car for check ups?

- Ketchikan, AK, USA

problem #57

Sep 292014

SX4 4-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Air bag warning lights for both the driver and front passenger lit up and remain always on, regardless of whether a person is seated in the passenger seat or not. Both the driver side and passenger side airbag lights remain on and do not turn off.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #56

Oct 232014

SX4 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I was involved in a car crash another car T=bone me on driver's side the air bag on steering wheel and passenger side did come out but they shredded and had some kind of shortage from under them that smoked like they were fixing to get on fire, also the airbag over the driver side door did not come out, we were injured from the crash I was seriously injured from the impact but scares me that the car could of caught on fire from the shortage some one needs too check on the make and models of these car before someone else has a wreck and gets seriously injured.

- Oneonta, AL, USA

problem #55

Feb 212014

SX4

  • 102,000 miles

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

I was crossing a street (with the green light) entering the driveway to the apartment complex, there is a dip at the entrance to the driveway so I was doing about 3 mph. A Dodge durango SUV, ran the "red" light and struck my vehicle on the passenger side front door totaling the Suzuki, knocking the car about 20 feet sideways, and rendering me unconscious.. the durango was doing approximately 45-50 mph upon impact, he was not looking where he was going, he was talking to his girlfriend, and consequently did not apply the brakes, until he struck my car. None of the air bags deployed on the impact, which added to the lateral direction of travel of my head and neck, causing severe whiplash. Suzuki has had problems with their air bag system for at least five years and there was a recall of the air bag sensor, which I never received. In fact I never received any of the recalls issued by Suzuki. I had driven the car over 100,000 miles without any problems at all, however the main impact safety feature was not operable and Suzuki knew it and failed to inform me. I am fortunate that I am alive, broken and bruised, but alive. My grandson is generally with me, and would have surely been killed, had he been in the car at the time of the accident.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #54

Feb 022012

SX4

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki SX4. The contact stated that the air bag sensor illuminated intermittently. The contact mentioned that a passenger was seated in the passenger seat but the warning lamp still indicated that the air bag was off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician explained that the parts were not available in order to do repairs for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 13V405000 (air bags) and was not able to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not able to be reached after numerous attempts. The vehicle failure and current mileage was 36,000.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #53

Oct 162013

SX4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki SX4. The contact that NHTSA campaign number: 13V405000 (air bags) had surpassed a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the part was not available and the manufacture was made aware of the issue. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #52

Mar 062013

SX4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki SX4. The contact stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 13V405000 (air bag) and the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to be available. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. There are no failures at this time.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #51

Sep 182013

SX4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki SX4. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign id number: 13V405000 (air bags) has surpassed a reasonable time for repair. The dealer was contacted and stated that the part was not available. Manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- North Charleston , SC, USA

problem #50

Nov 132013

SX4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki SX4. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light deactivated erroneously while a passenger was occupying the seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired under NHTSA campaign number 13V405000 (air bags) but it was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

problem #49

Aug 202013

SX4 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The sensor light for the passenger air bag went on and wont reset the mechanic checked via diagnostic computer the light and said its a faulty sensor but changing it would require $1,500 passenger seat replacement because the unit is integral meanwhile the passenger seat belt light is on regardless if belt is engaged and I don't know the implications to the air bag functionality.

- Spring Valley , NY, USA

problem #48

Jul 222013

SX4 4-cyl

  • 88,772 miles
Air bag warning light stayed on, and would not go off. Dealer found the cause to be " SC-60 open circuit B1312 ". had to drive the car without working air bags until dealer could work on the car. Dealer replaced passenger side seat cushion assembly (no charge). Since the drivers side seat cushion was not replaced it might eventually fail just like the passengers side. Please have Suzuki recall these cars and replace all the front seat cushions, not just the ones that fail.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #47

Jun 252013

SX4

  • 30,000 miles
I was involved in a roll over accident. The right wheel of the car seized and none of the air bags deployed. I sustained some soft tissue injuries.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #46

Apr 082013

SX4 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
There was no incident. The passenger seat belt light and the air bag light comes on and stays on. Initially, it blinked on and then off. Now they stay on constantly, looking at your site we see where several other people have had this problem. We feel this is a recall issue.

- Hanover, WV, USA

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