2008 Suzuki Forenza steering NHTSA complaints: Steering

NHTSA — Steering Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,276 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Suzuki Forenza steering problems

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2008 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 172015


  • 99,448 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. While driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel caught fire without warning. The contact pulled over and was able to extinguish the fire. A fire report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,448.

- Chesapeake , VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 052015


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. While traveling 15 mph, the steering and the ignition seized and the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to get the steering and ignition to release, but the brake pedal extended to the floor when the failure occurred. There was no warning prior to the failure. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the steering cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Camden, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 202013

Forenza 4-cyl

  • 44,380 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, she heard a loud grinding sound coming from under the hood area. The brake and electrical system lights then illuminated as the vehicle became difficult to steer. The contact stopped and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The technician stated that the engine serpentine belt was fractured and pulling the brake line out of the fire wall, spinning it around the brake line, the alternator pulley, and the steering rod. The electrical system harness was also fractured. The mechanic replaced the brake line and the engine drive belt. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 44,380.

- South Plainfield, NJ, USA

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