2008 Suzuki Reno engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,498 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 Reno Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 172016


  • 79,000 miles


I've had to replace the throttle body as well as the transission range sensor and the trans axle control module. I've had to replace the arms on the windshield as well for the windshield wipers because they had came off while I was driving. This car has almost caused me my life multiple times and im so sick of no one trying to fix what is going on with it. I know that they dont make this model anymore but this care has been nothing but trouble and not everyone can buy a new car at this time so we are left to fix the mistakes of the maker.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 232014


  • 115,000 miles
Car is having trouble when switching into gear as well as reverse and driving is very slow and restrained. The problem is so often on forums, it is strange this has not been recalled. Expensive to fix and seems to be a manufacturing fault/cheap part. Auto scanner said part is the transmission sensor.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 092012


  • 85,000 miles
Vehicle lurched and hopped out of gear. I took the vehicle to the mechanic, he stated the code indicated the transmission range sensor was having an issue, not covered by warranty. I had it replaced at a later date. The fix lasted about 2 months and the sensor again went bad, I just had it replaced again but it did not solve all of the issues, I have to drive in 3 to keep the car shifting and keep it from randomly hopping out of gear. This is dangerous! I have pulled out onto highways and had the car jump out of gear and not be able to maneuver to a safe spot, nearly getting hit numerous times. This is a known issue! if you visit any Suzuki or repair forum you will see numerous posts on this exact problem. It is a safety issue as well as a mechanical one. This needs to be investigated before someone dies.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 212013

Reno 4-cyl

  • 88 miles


I was driving my 2008 Suzuki Reno on the road on my way to work when the car started to slow down despite me trying to give it gas, and the check engine light appeared. I pulled over and put the car in park and turned it off for a moment. I turned the car back on and the check engine light remained on. When trying to shift back into drive, my car jolted and an X appeared over the D where the gears are located. Frightened, I turned the car off again and called the dealership, who told me to bring it in. They explained it was the transmission range sensor is going to cost me $200 to replace it because the warranty wont cover it. I highly believe it should be cover or do a recall on it.I give thanks to god I wasn't injured or I injure some one else please take me to consideration. Thank you and god bless you.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012011


  • 70,000 miles
My 2008 Suzuki Reno has over 100,000 miles and I first experienced symptoms sometime in June 2010 only a year after I bought it. At first it was just that the car seemed to have trouble accelerating from a stop (like at a traffic light) and the check engine light came on. After that the symptoms got increasingly worse. It would intially have the same symptoms as listed above, then it would get better and the check engine light would turn off. Then I started getting the periodic clunk and scrambled gear display like all the gears with a line thru it on the dash. I told my husband who can work on older model cars and he drove it around the block with no problem, then he was in the car with my going down the interstate and it did it and almost made the car come to a complete stop from almost 70mph with vehicles behind us. I called the service department where I got it and they said that if the light wasn't staying on all the time, then there wasn't anything they would be able to do but that it didn't sound like it would be covered under warranty. I have had nothing but problems with my 2008 Reno since it reached 70,000 miles. I've kept up on my maintenance. Also both of my airbag lights stay on all the time, the passenger light stays on as if no one is sitting in it even with a 200 pound person sitting in the seat. The car hasn't been in any accidents to make them not read right.

- Commerce, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 222008

Reno 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Reno. While driving 20 mph, the contact applied the brakes. The vehicle jerked forward and began to accelerate automatically. The contact applied the emergency brake, but the acceleration continued. She struck the preceding vehicle and damaged the passenger side of her vehicle. Prior to the crash, the vehicle began to automatically accelerate when the engine was started. The dealer has not been notified. The current and failure mileages were 1,900.

- Oceana, WV, USA

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