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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,129 miles

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2004 Suzuki Verona engine problems

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2004 Suzuki Verona Owner Comments

problem #16

Aug 282013


  • 72,000 miles


Try to accelerate from a stop, there is no acceleration for at least 3 seconds- the car will then buck and go- very dangerous when trying to get out of a block or driving on a highway. Mechanic has it again- codes that come up mean nothing. Please help- it's my daughter's car and she is only 17 going to drive to college which is 40 miles away on the highway.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #15

Jun 122014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Verona. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle accelerated without warning causing the contact to crash. A police report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 08/19/14

- Haddonfield, NJ, USA

problem #14

Jul 012013


  • 107,589 miles
This is my sisters car and has been getting steadily worse as time goes on. When she first purchased the car, 6 months ago, it was a slight hesitation. We thought it was the range sensor. That didn't solve the problem. Neither did new plugs, nor patching some vacuum leaks, cleaning maf sensor. Sudden, barely controllable speed changes, shifting out of sequence and hesitation when accelerating. This vehicle is a death trap. I feel, after all these testimonials, that GM should be held responsible. After all, the door tag says that it's a GM Daewoo vehicle. Just because it has a Suzuki grille, doesn't mean anything. All of these cars need to be scrapped and the owners properly compensated..

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #13

Oct 072004


  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Verona. The vehicle hesitated to accelerate from a stop and surged forward when the contact applied the brakes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired. Two weeks later, the failure occurred again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but the failure could not be diagnosed. The failure continued. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 113,000.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 062006


  • 37,989 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Verona. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle began to surge forward and pulsate when the accelerator and brake pedals were depressed. Also, the RPM's increased excessively. The contact observed that whenever the air conditioning unit and cruise control were activated, the failures worsened. The engine warning indicator intermittently illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on four occasions. They stated that the failure was related to the throttle body and made the repair. The failure mileage was 37,989 and current mileage was 49,000.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #11

Jun 162008


  • 103,900 miles
I am going to list the problems that I have with my 04 Suzuki Verona ex. 1. turn signals do not cancel out (usually while turning left) 2. steering wheel audio controls, volume acts like a mute, seal acts like mode, mode turns off radio and the cd player sticks. 3. heated seats turn on and off by itself. You need to push the button a few times before it will activate. 4. cruise control will disengage by itself (this is intermittent) 5. head lights burn out about every 3 - 4 months. 6. one ABS sensor went out around 30K miles and the second went out about 80K miles. 7. right now I have cylinders 5 & 6 that are misfiring on the vehicle that need to be replaced. The amount to fix this problem is more then my car is worth. We are 3K miles over warranty and so far Suzuki will not help.

- Poplar Grove, IL, USA

problem #10

May 092004

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Verona. While driving at various speeds ranging from 10 - 45 mph the vehicle stalled after stopping at traffic light or driving down the highway. The failure mileage was 3,000. The contact stated that the vehicle was not getting enough gas. The dealer stated that the vehicle was operating normally. The current mileage was 48,000.

- Williamston, NC, USA

problem #9

Apr 102006

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the owner of a 2004 Suzuki Verona. Within 2 weeks of purchase this car has been in the shop up to at least 20 times. Check engine light goes on and off every other day or so. That really did not bother me so much. Last winter the car decided to not accept fuel. They fixed the problem after about 2 weeks. For the last 4 or more months this car stalls, it surges, it accelerates above 3000 RPM at stop lights, it almost or does die at intersections, it just decides to not go 60 and slows you down to 40 like the brakes have come on. I carry around my 4 year old everyday in this car I work 60 miles from my home. Everyday I do not know what this car will do and it scares me that my son and I will be in an accident or how will it be like on ice and snow this winter. This car takes a big chunk of my paycheck and I feel it would be better if I didn't drive this car. Suzuki this car is a joke never again would I ever buy another Suzuki anything. I believe this calls for some action on all these people in this situation. Make it right Suzuki.

- Brunswick, NE, USA

problem #8

Sep 062005

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Incidents have occurred where the car surges and/or stalls while in operation. When using cruise control the car surges. If driving in the city the car stalls out in traffic. The dealership has replaced the ECM unit but the car still does not operate correctly. Readings on the engine are not to manufactures standards both before and after replacement of ECM. The dealership is still working on the car per the date of this complaint. The car has been in the dealership five times over the last two to three months, each time for a week or more. The technician has indicated he is looking at a warm up problem now since he has replaced the ECM.

- Smithsburg, MD, USA

problem #7

Apr 132005

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The vehicle accelerated by itself. The problem first started on 4-13-05. The consumer will not be applying pressure to the fuel pedal and the vehicle will go faster. It was like having the cruise control on. However, the cruise control was off. There have been no accidents of yet. The consumer took vehicle to dealer for repairs multiple times. They have checked the computer, and the throttle cables. They have been unable to fix the problem.

- Oirwin, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 142005

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,948 miles


The contact owned a 2004 Suzuki Verona. There has been an ongoing surging problem since last fall. Dealer said this was normal. The dealer admitted that it wasn't normal. On July 5, 2005, she took vehicle to dealer, and they ran a test on it. Said it needed a throttle body which they ordered. They said she could bring it in on Monday 7-18-2005, on Thursday 7-14-2005 it died on the freeway. After waiting about 1 minute, it restarted and died again. She was pulling into driveway. She called the dealer, and said she would like to bring it in on July 15 instead of July 25. It is at the dealer at present. Dealer has talked to the manufacturer.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #5

May 202004

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 10 mph vehicle stalled. Consumer restarted vehicle, and took it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the throttle body and computer sensor needed to be replaced, and replaced them. However, the problem recurred.

- Mooresboro, NC, USA

problem #4

May 172004

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Intermittently and without warning vehicle stalleds on the highway. Vehicle came to a completely stop before it could be restarted. Also vehicle surged forward. Dealer examined the vehicle four times, and still could not find the cause of the problem. Pe04062_cat

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 142004

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,948 miles
While driving, the vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably and then stalled. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and restarted it, then drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection. However, the mechanic could not duplicate the problem. Consumer informed the mechanic that this problem occurred more than once, and still had not be resolved.

- Burton, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 202003

Verona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I bought a 2004 Suzuki Verona 4 door sedan, in October 2003. Since then I have taken it to the dealership numerous times, they keep sending me away without fixing it, they say when the car stalls thats the way it was designed. And all the cars I have owned in the past I've never heard of them being designed to stall!! it does not accelerate properly, the car stalls miss fires when cold, it doesn't shift right, the service person said that it was my driving (bull)! the mechanic supposed to fix the clock three times and still doesn't work, the heated seats don't work properly, the cigerette liter doesn't work, they said it was the fuse but the fuses are good. I am extremely unhappy with the proformance of this car, they have told me that nobody else has had any complaints, that mine is the first.there needs to be something done before somebody gets hurt or even killed, especially today when I tried to pull out into traffic and it didn't wont to accelerate it started to go and it wouldn't move, after I proceeded to go it wouldn't do nothing almost causing me to get hit by an on coming car, that wouldn't slow down!!! disgusted in South Carolina!!! I would not reccomend a Suzuki to anyone, they are all junk. Pe04062_cat

- Gaffney, SC, USA

problem #1

May 292004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,688 miles
My Verona had a problem of feeling like it wasn't shifting right. The first time I was going about 40-50 mph and it felt like the brake was on or in first gear. The second time 30-40 mph the same thing. Then the service engine soon light came on. I took it to the dealer and they said " I'm not pointing any fingers but it shows that the throttle and the brake was on at the same time". which I took to mean I was driving with my brake on while accelerating. This was not the case. Told him that if I pulled over and shut the car off and then restarted it that the problem went away. Their answer to drive it in (30 miles) when the car was having that problem.

- Belton, TX, USA

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