2008 Suzuki Forenza transmission problems: transmission is jumping out of gear

Transmission Is Jumping Out Of Gear

2008 Suzuki Forenza

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Suzuki dealer.

CarComplaints.com Notes: Even an optional bluetooth upgrade couldn't save the Forenza after the 2008 model year.

9.2

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$350
Average Mileage:
72,300 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
2008 Suzuki Forenza transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Suzuki Forenza Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 212017

Forenza

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,490 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I've already had to replace the Park/Neutral switch once because the car was jerking when I was driving in between when shifting gears. It showed a D with a line through it on my dash and felt like the transmission dropped completely when it was in gear showing that something was wrong. And when I was driving on the interstate it switched my car into neutral from drive when I was going 70 miles an hour almost causing an accident. It isn't safe and I've seen many other complaints from other Suzuki owners about it. The part NEEDS to be recalled and fixed with a part that isn't going to need to be replaced every 1000 miles or so.

- Michelle M., Bourbonnais, IL, US

problem #4

Nov 182016

Forenza ES 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

transmission regulation sensor

This is ridiculous that this is happening for so many Model years. This car jumped out of gear many times and could have caused a terrible accident. When is something going to be done about this? I have 53,000 miles on the car. Serious problem.

- mcdonaldil, Spring Grove, IL, US

problem #3

Sep 192013

Forenza ES 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

Purchase this piece of Garbage in 2008. Problems started 6 months later. In 2013 was told needed a transmission, warranty covered it. 4 months later same problem started again with transmission, jumping gears, slow pickup. p0700 showed I needed a sensor, had it changed twice and the problem continues.

I still owe $4,000 for this piece of junk. No mechanic can explain what is causing this problem. I am so tired of

the run around.

- herbr, Brooklyn, NY, US

problem #2

Nov 302011

Forenza Kl5jb56z38k786782

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

am at the point of no return if no one can help i will have to turn my car back into the bank which will make me lose my job

- Tawahna R., Fort Worth, TX, US

problem #1

Dec 012010

Forenza

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

SUZUKI FORENZAS ARE THE WORST VEHICLES EVER!! I HADNT HAD THIS CAR A WEEK WHEN THE SENSORS STARTED GOING BAD, HADNT HAD IT A YEAR WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE STARTED FALLING APART ON THE CAR. THE STRUTS, THE BRAKES, AND NOW THE TRANSMISSION. YOU CANT JUST CHANGE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID YOURSEL, U ARE FORCED TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE THEY CAN RIP U OFF FINANCIALLY BECAUSE THESE VEHICLES ARE MADE WITH A SEALED TRANNY AND THE TOOLS NEEDED TO DO THIS ARE SO EXPENSIVE ANY OLD MECHANIC DOESNT HAVE IT.

I HATE THIS CAR AND AS SOON AS I CAN GET RID OF IT OR LET THE FINANCE COMPANY REPO IT I AM! ALOT OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE CARS ARE MANUFACTURE PROBLEMS BUT SUZUKI WONT AD IT THEIR MISTAKES AND RECALL THESE CARS. THEY ARE HAZARDS AND I GUESS THEY WILL RECALL WHEN SOMEONE IS KILLED IN ONE OF THESE RAGGEDY CARS.

- Terri D., Newnan, GA, US

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