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2006 Suzuki Forenza (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,908 miles

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2006 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Aug 102010

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


My 2006 Suzuki Forenza looses acceleration while driving; simply put the gas pedal doesn't work. While driving on the highway at speed, and with out cruise control, I will let up on the accelerator and when the accelerator is pressed in again I have no acceleration. This type of incident has occurred numerous times on the highway; even while attempting to pass a vehicle. This is very concerning because I feel I might be run over by a vehicle behind me if I loose acceleration. The vehicle has a tendency to lunge forward while stopped due to this malfunction of the throttle body. The car is not safe to drive anywhere with the possibility that it will not accelerate properly or lunge forward into a car at a stop light. I have contacted Suzuki and they tell me it is not a malfunction and will not honor their 7yr; 70,000 mile warranty. I have had several trips to the mechanic to try to fix the problem; and we have worked our way through everything down to the very expensive throttle body. I went to a dealership and all they did was clear the codes; 10 miles down the road the car started doing the same thing all over again. I would like this fixed before there is a sever accident because I'm driving a defective vehicle.

- Lamar, CO, USA

problem #5

Sep 172006


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated there are many defects with the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they stated all the failures are not cover under warranty and she has to pay out of pocket for all the repairs. The defective parts are the front and rear struts, throttle body, door handle and transmission range censor. The manufacturer was not contacted. The dealer informed her they contacted the manufacturer and was told the vehicle was not covered under the warranty and she would have to pay for all repairs. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- San Marcos, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 122008


  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. While driving 65 mph he experienced unintended vehicle acceleration and the vehicle stalled. An authorized technician replaced the timing chain, water pump, timing belt valves, and the cylinder head. The timing chain separated twice after the vehicle was repaired. None of the repairs have corrected the failure. The vehicle identification number was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 51,000.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. Whenever the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not move; however, the engine would rev loudly. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the throttle assembly was not allowing any gas to enter the engine, which caused the vehicle not to run at times. The dealer stated that this was a very common issue and no recalls were issued. The contact believes that she should not be responsible for the repair and a recall should be issued. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 55,000. Updated 05/15/09 the consumer stated the air bag light illuminated. Updated 05/18/09.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Jun 142006

Forenza 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerates or jerks forward when he depresses the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. There were no warning lights present. She must shift into park in order to successfully stop the vehicle. When shifting gears, she hears a thumping sound. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that nothing was wrong, however, they advised her to apply more pressure to the brakes. The second time she took the vehicle to the dealer they acknowledged the failure. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 8,500 and failure mileage was 500. Updated 12-12-07.

- Baseside, NY, USA

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