really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,368 miles

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2007 Suzuki Forenza seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Jul 042015


  • 95,000 miles


I bought 2007 Suzuki Forenza with only 50 miles on it. I have had nothing but problems with it and now it poses a safety risk since the dealership can't find anything about it. It suddenly stops while I am driving. I lose control and need to move it all the way across the highway. I have come several times close to being hit. All lights on the dashboard are showing even though it might not be the problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #24

Aug 142015


  • 81,118 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. After the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,118....updated 01/20/16

- Boligee, AL, USA

problem #23

Oct 142014


  • 98,700 miles
The passenger seat air bag cushion is activated by weight, going down the road the caution dash panel lights came on, indicating that my wife was under I think 40 lbs. Which is not no where near correct. Since this incident the lights indicating the air bags are not activated, remain on continually when the wagon is running. I believe this could be a safety hazard if an accident were to occur. Please respond!! thanks

- Lexington, AL, USA

problem #22

Feb 012015


  • 156,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the air bag deployed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a spill in the console where the air bag was housed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 042014

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 112,500 miles
Passenger air bag light on dashboard is continually on. The dealer says that the fault lies in the bottom seat cushion and sensing apparatus. A replacement costs over $900. The dealer said that if the warning light is on the air bag may not function in the event of a crash. The dealer also said that this has been an issue on Forenza's.

- Ojai, CA, USA

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problem #20

Jan 012009

Forenza 4-cyl

  • miles
Passenger air bag doesn't longer turn on when a passenger is sitting on the passenger side sit and the air bag warning light on the dashboard is always on. I have taking this issue to many dealers and the system work for around only 2 week and then the issue comes back and the warning light turn on again and passenger airbags does not longer work again.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #19

Jun 022014

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while reversing out of a residential drive way at approximately 5 mph, the passengers side air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact mentioned that although the seat was occupied the air bag light remained on. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the passenger seat air bag light sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 76,000 and the current mileage was 77,000. Updated 9/2914

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #18

Apr 302014


  • 76,579 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. While driving 40 mph, the contact noticed that the air bag indicator was off while a passenger was occupying the seat. The contact was unable to find a dealer to repair the vehicle because all the Suzuki dealers in the area were no longer in business. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 76,579.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #17

Oct 302013


  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the driver lost control of the vehicle and skid into a ditch. The vehicle was destroyed and the air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained minor injuries to the back and cuts to the face and arms. A police report was filed but the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 165,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hamilton, AL, USA

problem #16

Nov 252007


  • 10,000 miles
Was hit by a Pontiac on the passenger side of the vehicle and the air bags did not go off. The manual states that I have air bags that are in the passenger and driver seats that are supposed to go off if an accident occurs. Due to this, my passenger and I suffered injuries that could have been fatal, if I had not tried to avoid the accident. Also, the center console broke during the accident, causing the gear shift to stick, and when you turn the engine off, it won't go all the way off until you jerk the gear shift toward the driver seat.

- Rock Island, IL, USA

problem #15

Nov 152011


  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, he crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained ankle injuries but a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 022013

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 141,000 miles
It started havin a shift malfunction from 3 to 4 gear and now quite often just revs up instead of going, passenger seat belt often releases on its own, and the passenger airbag is constantly on.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #13

Jun 042013


  • 101,405 miles
We just bought this car in August 2012. Since then my seat belt button turned on and took it to the Suzuki dealer and they fixed it. Also the passenger air bag also and they fixed it. Then took it to the dealer to get the oil changed and they said I had a radiator leak ( I wonder how true was that sometimes) repaired it and it cost $400.... now when I was driving the car check engine light turned on and now it was the gas cap that needed to be replaced!!! wth so we replaced that part. Now after we fix that, guess what also starts happening the car just starts to slow down and again check engine light turns on!!! we take it to get a diagnosis and it gives us P0705 P0700 and that now is the transmission range sensor!!! this is crazy!! hopefully nothing else will go wrong..... I feel that Suzuki should have a recall on this transmission range sensor especially.. as I see...many people are going through this and people should be compensated for the money that we all have wasted and frustration we are all going through.... Suzuki needs to fix this problem...

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #12

Nov 192010


  • miles
4 months after purchasing my 2007 Suzuki Forenza I already had to replace the transmission sensor then after that 2 months later again, ac goes out reason unknown, the windows on the passenger side stop working it won't roll down, also the airbag light won't go off, the passenger seat airbag lights stays on saying it is not activated, my signal lights and hazard lights don't work can't figure out the problem, my alarm system stops working then starts working again thought it might be a fuse but can't find a fuse or switch for it, my locks keeps unlocking and locking on its own while the car is in motion weird....now my headlights won't turn off I have to take out my fuse during the day then put it back in at night very annoying....reading so many of these reviews and complaints we all have same problems very annoying =/

- Mesa , AZ, USA

problem #11

Jan 182011


  • 41,200 miles
Transmission range sensor, is going out my car will not stay in gear anymore very dangerous to drive and is not covered under warranty and cost 300 dollars also my air bad sensor on the driver side does not go off anymore and have already broke a door handle Suzuki is horrible which haven't checked the price on those and I have saw a lot of people are having the same problems.

- Mount Holly, NC, USA

problem #10

Apr 282007


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. While driving approximately 65 mph when she heard a dripping noise coming from the engine and the air bag light was constantly on. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who was unable to locate a failure. The failure continued to occur. She also stated that the passenger front door handle came off. The vehicle was purchased in April 2007 by June 2007 and all four door handles came off of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times for the failure. She contacted GMC who referred her to another dealer who replaced the bottom portion of the engine. The contact stated that there was also a problem with the transmission and the vehicle slipped out of gear. She stated that the dealer performed a diagnostic test and no codes indicated that there was a failure. She stated that the engine light was on. The manufacturer suggested that she take the vehicle back to an authorized dealer to have the vehicle repaired. The vehicle was not repaired for any other the failures. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 73,507.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #9

Jan 102010


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact was driving approximately 40 to 50 mph on normal road conditions. The "air bag" warning light indicator was illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The authorized dealer was notified. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Baton Rouge , LA, USA

problem #8

Aug 072009


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated in her vehicle and would not dim. She has been unable to locate the dealer. She believes it is a manufacturer defect. The current and failure mileages were 68,000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 262009


  • 4,645 miles
First was the seats belt this was fix, after that was the trans range switch I have to pay because they refuse to pay for that and now is the air bag light is on and I call the manufacturer and they send me to the shop but the shop refuse to check the car because the warranty is expire but this car is from 2007.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 312008


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. While driving 15 mph, the contact was involved in a head-on crash. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard. The dealer could not assist and advised the contact to call her lawyer. She sustained major injuries with her back and neck, as well as hearing issues and hernias. A police report was filed. The failure and current mileages were 32,000.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

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