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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems Notes: Marginal crash test ratings from the IIHS, leave us feeling a little unsure about this car.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200 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.

2012 Suzuki SX4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Suzuki SX4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 252012

SX4 4-cyl

  • 200 miles


While braking to stop at an intersection, the engine surged radically and could not stop vehicle. The car coasted through the intersection before violently jolting to a stop before hitting the curb. The brake pedal was solid as a rock while applying. This happened a second time two days later. Both incidences were reported to the dealer when they could find no problem and suggested perhaps I was either driving using two feet on the pedals, or one foot on both the gas and brake. This was no so...! the dealer has offered to send an outside engineer to investigate problem but the car has been operating without incident and told them I would call if this should happen again. I love the car and traded a 2002 Suzuki which I owned for 10 years and loved it.

- Peterborough, NH, USA

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