NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2005 Suzuki Forenza (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,962 miles

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2005 Suzuki Forenza electrical problems

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2005 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Jul 202011

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


Both headlights fail to turn on upon starting the car. In addition, the airbag warring light all of a sudden came on and stays on.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 012010


  • 103,000 miles
The headlamps on the car do not work all I can use are the high beams, the inside lighting for the radio do not work either and the paint is peeling off the car.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 052007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,203 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Suzuki farenza. The contact stated that on seven separate occasions after driving the vehicle and then attempting to restart the vehicle, the vehicle would not start. The vehicle has been taken to a dealer on seven separate occasions. They replaced the alarm, battery, fuses, radio, day time running lights, batter, and ignition fuses. The contact is still experiencing the same non-start problem with the vehicle. This last time the check engine light illuminated on the dash board, then the vehicle started hesitating and loosing power. The current mileage was 26,081 and failure mileage was 24,203.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 292007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Suzuki Forenza. On January 29, 2007 the interior of the vehicle caught on fire in the steering column while she tried to start the vehicle. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department stated that the cause of the fire was electrical. There were no warning indicator lights on the instrument panel during or prior to the fire. Also, there was no prior maintenance worked performed on the vehicle. The current and failure milege were 32,000. Phone interview update (8-may-2007): The complainant indicated that the high beams headlights often came on instead of the low beams.

- Alexandria , LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152006

Forenza 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,465 miles
: the contact stated when the key was turned in the ignition, there was no engine response. The problem had occurred 3 times. The vehicle was not towed to the service dealer twice for service. On the first visit, the onboard computer was reset. On the second visit, the vehicle was started on the first attempt, so nothing was done, as the problem could not be recreated. The manufacturer was notified. The model of the vehicle was a Forenza. Updated 11/3/2006 -

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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