NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2006 Suzuki Forenza (Page 3 of 3)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,731 miles

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2006 Suzuki Forenza electrical problems

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2006 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Jan 292009

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that his vehicle caught fire. Two hours prior to the fire, he took the vehicle to the dealer and they checked the dashboard computer. It was discovered that the computer failed and another one had to be ordered; however, the contact was informed that he could still drive the vehicle. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle began to smoke and the wiring harness around the blow motors melted and burned. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. He suffered from smoke inhalation. The dealer stated that the vehicle was destroyed because the entire wiring harness was burned, which would cost a lot to repair. The failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 03/18/09.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 252008


  • 42,000 miles
My dome light went out, then my stereo went out and finally my low beams keep flickering and not working properly.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #4

Jan 262008


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact noticed that the tranmission shifted eratically since purchasing it in January 2008. He first. While driving on approximately 55-60 mph, the vehicle slowed down, sped up, lunged forward and shifted into gear without warning. There was also a roaring noise on the front end of the vehicle, a clicking sound near the dashboard, and every light turned off except the check engine light. The radio and air conditioner intermittently turned off and after five minutes, they both began operating normally. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure; however, the manufacturer would not authorize the dealer to inspect or repair the vehicle. On one occasion, the windows would not close causing rain to enter inside of the vehicle, 20 minutes later he was able to close the windows; however, the vehicle began to lose power with the motor on and fully functional. The service advisor at the dealership stated that the acceleration pedal sensor could have caused the failure. The manufacturer once again authorized the dealer to disconnect the battery. The current mileage was approximately 23,800 and the failure mileage was approximately 13,000.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #3

May 032006


  • miles


2006 Suzuki Forenza with trouble cranking. Customer states that his vehicle has trouble starting and feels a big nudge in the rear when changing gears from reverse to drive or drive to reverse.

- Big Stone Gap, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 032007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles
When I first brought the car on 1/30/2006, it started giving me problems, such as not starting up, the engine light on and off all the time. The emergency brake light on constantly. The power windows rolling up and down by themselves. The power locks stop working and then work over and over again. When I'm driving, the car jerks and pulls all the time. (the pulling is coming from the transmission). I am a single mother of two and I feel real bad about getting stuck with a lemon. After I get out of school I take classes at night and my kids go to the daycare on campus when I picked them up after class, got in the car, started it up, and the front two windows rolled down by themselves, and would not roll up and it was snowing and we had to ride all the way home like that. The dealership doesn't care. As far as they are concerned, it is not their problem. It is a messed up world we live in where someone knows that you really need a car and they screw you with a lemon. Until this present day, all these problems described still exist but so do me and my son-3 and my daughter-6 if anybody can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 252006

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
: the contact stated shortly after purchasing the vehicle, it would not start. The dealership determined there was a problem with the computer and reprogrammed the computer. The vehicle failed to start a second time and the dealership determined the computer needed to be reprogrammed again. The check engine light illuminated, so the vehicle was towed to another dealership, who determined the problem was again with the computer. The computer was reprogrammed a third time.

- Flint, MI, USA

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