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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,779 miles

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2006 Suzuki Forenza seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 112009


  • 12,415 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that in June 2009 the air bag sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who repaired the failure by removing the rubber mat from underneath the seat; however, the failure continued to occur. The dealer asked the owner to check the wires underneath the seat, which he did, and found they were wired as designed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again who stated that they found a hat under the seat, which was removed. The light went off temporarily and then came back on. The owner schedule an appointment to have the vehicle repaired. The failure mileage was 12,415. The current mileage was approximately 21,000.

- East Windsor , NJ, USA

problem #7

Nov 052007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. Once the odometer reached 5,000, the air bag light illuminated and has remained lit ever since. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the connection failed. The dealer repaired the vehicle approximately three or four times; however, the failure still occurs. The current mileage was 33,000 and failure mileage was 28,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 022006

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. When a passenger is seated in the passenger seat, the air bag light illuminates and remains lit. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 9,126 and failure mileage was 20. Updated 12/31/07

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 072007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. When someone is seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag sensor does not work properly. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and had it repaired. After the repair, the headlight indicator no longer works and the contact is unable to determine when the headlights are illuminated. She also stated that the accelerator pedal has become stiff and she feels that it may place a strain on her leg when driving long distances. The powertrain and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 15,000.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 182006

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. One year ago, the contact noticed that the air bag sensors were disabled while passengers occupied the vehicle. One month later, while driving approximately 30 mph, the contact was involved in a crash. The air bags failed to deploy. Two passengers were injured. An investigator from a loan inspector's office stated that the air bags failed because the vehicle was not traveling at enough speed. The contact took the vehicle to two local mechanics and both of them stated that the air bags should have deployed. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified and the air bag module has not been replaced. The current and failure mileages were 10,000.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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problem #3

Feb 032007

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,600 miles
On Feb 3, 2007, I had a automobile accident. The accident resulted in my car being totaled. It had extensive front end damage, and the air bag sensors were exposed, but the airbags never deployed. I wasn't injured bad enough to seek medical attention, but could have been, as a result of the airbags not deploying. My insurance adjuster told me that there was no reason for the bags to not work, because the sensors were exposed, and I had hit many trees with the radiator resting on the motor. My adjuster gave me his name and number for contact if I needed for anyone to contact him. My car is now totaled, and I have no transportation, because the Suzuki company will not stand by their products. This is a safety feature, and should have been in working order, as it was a new car.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 162006

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,800 miles
: the contact stated while a passenger was in the front passenger seat, the airbag not activated light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealership who suggested the passenger must sit in the upright position to activate the airbag. The manufacturer also suggested reading the owner's manual where this same information could be found.

- Hanahan, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 292006

Forenza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
: the contact stated that the airbag off indicator light remained illuminated when a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat. The vehicle was inspected by the dealership, who determined that the vehicle was operating the way it was designed to operate. The contact expressed this would be a safety concern in case of an accident where the passenger airbag does not deploy. The passenger must sit upright in order to trigger both sensors for the airbag off indicator light to switch off. The vehicle does not recognize that a passenger is seated in the passenger seat after the vehicle's ignition is turned on, resulting in the continued illumination of the airbag off indicator light. Updated 8/9/2006 -

- Rougemont, NC, USA

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