NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,875 miles

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2006 Suzuki Reno engine problems

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2006 Suzuki Reno Owner Comments

problem #4

May 192013


  • 56,000 miles


So I park my car in the drive way turn it off and take the key out but the car didn't turn off.. it was still running. It turned off when I opened the door, the lights on the dash all stayed on. This happened numerous times. I've had this car since 2006 and have had my share of problems with it.. before this happened I was having issues starting it for about a week.. maybe longer. I would have to start it about 3 times before it stayed on.

- Phila, PA, USA

problem #3

May 102006

Reno 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. When the contact started the vehicle, the air bag and engine warning indicators began to illuminate on the instrument panel continuously. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the air bag sensor was replaced. The failure recurred two weeks after the vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000. Updated 06/06/12 the consumer stated there is also a failure with the seat belt. The transmission failed 1 year after the vehicle was purchased. Updated 06/07/12

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 182010


  • 30,000 miles
My wife has bought this car brand new and seems like its going to be on its third trans and it only has 67000 miles on it. The cars engine lite comes on steady and drives fine for a little bit but after a while the light starts flashing and the car idles rough, goes 0-60 in christmas to next thanksgiving then will not shift correctly. It feels like it is taking off in third gear every time. When it finally gets going it shifts in the 5-7000 RPM range. We have taken it to the shop the first time and they said it was a sensor. They changed the sensor and still the same so they changed the trans at only under 30000 miles. Two days later and 12 miles down the road, the same thing occurs. We took it back to the dealer and they said there is nothing wrong with the car and that we will have to drive it. I have tried to email other dealers and noone will touch it. Now it is doing the same exact thing except the car will just not hardly move. It seems to be fouling out the plugs. I pulled them and they are all covered in fuel. It now feels like its the timing belt that slipped a tooth. Suzuki should stick with making bikes and not cars and maybe have better customer assistance. I am at lost for words or knowledge as to what to do. I feel that we shouldn't have to pay for repairs on something that should be recalled most definitely. It is highly dangerous and shouldn't be on the road. There has been instances where im about to turn left and the car looses power half way through the turn. Please do something about this death trap. My wife totes around other kids in this car for her job. Thank you

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 132006

Reno 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that his vehicle lost power multiple times intermittently. The failure would last approximately 5-10 seconds and then function normally again. The contact was concerned about the failure occurring on the interstate, which could pose a severe safety risk. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they could not determine the cause of the failure. The current mileage was 15,000 and failure mileage was 1,500. Updated 02/05/09. Updated 02/10/09.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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