NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal: Sensor/Control Module Problems


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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2004 Suzuki Forenza seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262004

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


I am not sure if this is really a defect or not, but my airbags did not deploy upon impact. My car was legally parked on the street when it was totaled by a drunk driver going 70 mph in a head-on collision. Some have told me that they did not deploy because the key was not in the ignition, but others (including the body shop owner) claim that I had a faulty airbag sensor on my car. If this is a defect, I want the Suzuki manufacturer to know about it so that no one will get hurt. If not, just disregard this message. I feel strongly that this could have been a manufacturing glitch. My new car had many assembly line glitches when I bought it new in July of this year. For instance, the brake light would constantly switch on and off even when my foot was nowhere near the brake or if the car was parked and turned off. Also, a few days after the purchase of this vehicle, the alignment was so bad that I almost flew off the freeway into a concrete guard rail. These problems were all safety issues. They bothered me so much that I doubt I will ever buy another Suzuki again.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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