2004 SUZUKI Forenza

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

5 Recalls for 2004 SUZUKI Forenza

Recall Date Component Summary
May 19, 2014 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Forenza vehicles, and 2005-2008 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008. In the affected vehicles, heat may be generated in the headlamp switch or daytime running light (DRL) module which could melt the headlamp switch or the DRL module.

Remedy:

Suzuki will replace the signal switch and add a jumper relay kit and will replace the DRL Module in teh instrument panel harness. Suzuki distributed to owners an interim letter on July 30, 2014. The recall began October 29, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is XA.

August 14, 2012 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Forenza and model year 2005-2006 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 23, 2003, through March 7, 2006. Increased resistance due to poor contact between the terminals of certain wires can generate heat that can melt the splice pack used to connect the power circuit wires for the headlamps. This can result in intermittent or total loss of low/high beam headlamp function.

Remedy:

Suzuki will notify owners, and Suzuki dealers will reconnect the affected wires with two heat-shrink crimps, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 25, 2012. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-877-697-8985.

September 25, 2007 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, HEADLAMP LOW BEAM OR DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT (DRL) FUNCTION MAY BE INOPERATIVE DUE TO A MELTED SPLICE PACK ON THE WIRING HARNESS.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL SPLICE THE POWER CIRCUIT WIRES FOR THE LOW-BEAM HEADLAMPS AND DRL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL WILL BE MAILED IN THREE PHASES, STARTING AT THE END OF OCTOBER 2007 AND CONCLUDING BY THE END OF JANUARY 2008;. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

January 28, 2005 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY BECOME MISADJUSTED IF AN UPWARD/REARWARD FORCE IS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL. IF THIS SHOULD OCCUR, THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY, CAUSING THE BRAKE LIGHTS, INCLUDING THE HIGH MOUNTED STOP LAMP, TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT BRAKE PEDAL APPLICATION, WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH IN THE ON OR OFF POSITION.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 16, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

October 29, 2003 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER CARS, THE DUAL STAGE DRIVER’S AIR BAG DEPLOYS IN AN IMPROPER SEQUENCE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADAPTING WIRING HARNESS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON OCTOBER 30, 2003, TO VERONA VEHICLE OWNERS. ALL FORENZA VEHICLES WERE REPAIRED AT THE PORT OF ENTRY. THERE ARE NO OWNER NOTIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE FORENZA MODEL VEHICLES. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

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2 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2004 SUZUKI Forenza

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65 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2004 SUZUKI Forenza

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10100057
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10106484
ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 10954448
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10927035
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10884836
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10775351
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10723452
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10713790
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10681255
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10668268
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10660080
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10661995
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10653360
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10653510
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10653267
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10630873
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10573787
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10560279
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10513765
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10480725
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 10462840
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10399213
SUSPENSION:FRONT | TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10345123
SUSPENSION:FRONT | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10292068
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10290886
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10292010
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10284392
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
ODI Number: 10253287
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10247768
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10228171
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH | INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10220694
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10217841
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10215088
TIRES
ODI Number: 10208926
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10209166
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10209683
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10197146
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10188728
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10165030
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10159342
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10158128
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10148784
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10141898
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 10130646
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10124853
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10117248
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10116798
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:BELL HOUSING
ODI Number: 10115905
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10110913
AIR BAGS | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10113036
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
ODI Number: 10106484
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10106607
PARKING BRAKE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10107359
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10100079
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10100057
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10099870
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10092162
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
ODI Number: 10092615
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10088373
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10089124
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 10088325
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10089765
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10082698
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10081536
SEATS
ODI Number: 10081134
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1 Investigations for 2004 SUZUKI Forenza

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

29 Service Alerts for 2004 SUZUKI Forenza

Date Description
November 20, 2018 020000 SUSPENSION

This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball

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November 20, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball

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August 8, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

SUZUKI: SUZUKI HAS REPLACEMENT OIL PUMPS THAT HAVE A THREADED PLUG. THE THREADED PROVES TO BE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE WITHOUT CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE NEW OIL PUMP. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES PROCEDURES WHEN REPLACING THE OLD OIL PUMP. *JS

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January 1, 2004 203000 WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

PLASTIC WHEEL LUG NUT CAPS BREAKING DURING WHEEL COVER INSTALLATION. *TT

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061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION CAMPAIGN WATER PUMP PULLEY INSPECTION. *KB

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January 1, 2008 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

REQUIRED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE INITIALIZATION PROCEDURE. MY 2004-2008 FORENZ SEDAN/WAGON, RENO (RQ420). *NJ

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103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HARSH 2 TO 1 DOWNSHIFT. *SC

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103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

HARSH 4TH TO 3RD AUTOMATIC DOWNSHIFT AND UNWANTED P1884 DTC. 2004 SUZUKI RENO-RQ420 *SC

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060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

CRANKSHAFT POSITION VARIATION LEARN. 2004 FORENZA WAGON AND RENO (RQ420) *SC

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072200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

FUEL LINE DISCONNECTING PROCEDURE. SUZUKI 2004 FORENZA, WAGON, RENO (RQ420), AND VERONA (RP625). *SC

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072200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

FUEL LINE DISCONNECTING PROCEDURE. INCLUDING 2004 SUZUKI WAGON, RENO (RQ420) AND VERONA (RP625). *SC

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162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

DRIVER DOOR LOCK TUMBLER FALLS INTO DOOR WHEN THE KEY IS INSERTED. 2004-2005 SUZUKI FORENZA SEDAN/WAGON AND RENO-RQ420. *SC

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020000 SUSPENSION

NOISE FROM THE FRONT STABILIZER BAR BUSHINGS. 2004-2005 SUZUKI/FORENZA SEDAN/WAGON AND RENO. *SC

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061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A HIGH IDLE (2000+R.P.M.) FOR UP TO TEN SECONDS WHEN COMING TO A STOP WITH THE CLUTCH RELEASED. *TT

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114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

WIRE HARNESS INSULATION DAMAGE BEHIND THE LEFT FRONT FENDER LINER. *TT

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103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

DTC P0703 EXPLAINED. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DTC P0703 IS PRESENT. ALL FORENZA MODELS. SUZUKI. *TT

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061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

OIL LEAK FROM DRAIN PLUG. *TT

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January 1, 2004 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CLOCK WILL NOT HOLD MEMORY WHEN IGNITION KEY IS TURNED OFF. *TT

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January 1, 2004 350000 EQUIPMENT

SERVICE MANUAL UPDATE FOR PROGRAMMING KEYLESS TRANSMITTERS. *TT

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December 1, 2007 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

P0441 OR P0496 (EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM CONTINUOUS PURGE FLOW). *NJ

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January 1, 2004 150000 SEAT BELTS

SLOW AND/OR INCOMPLETE RETRACTION OF SEAT BELTS. *TT

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January 1, 2004 140000 AIR BAGS

REPLACING THE SIR CLOCK SPRING. *TT

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August 1, 2009 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SUZUKI VEHICLES: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS LOOSE IN THE SHIFT GATE AND/OR IGNITION KEY CANNOT BE REMOVED. THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT LEVER DOES NOT HOLD FIRMLY TO THE LEFT OF THE SHIFT GAGE AS EXPECTED. *PE

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August 1, 2009 103500 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

SUZUKI VEHICLES: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS LOOSE IN THE SHIFT GATE AND/OR IGNITION KEY CANNOT BE REMOVED. THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT LEVER DOES NOT HOLD FIRMLY TO THE LEFT OF THE SHIFT GAGE AS EXPECTED. *PE

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January 1, 2004 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

PAINT MAY PEEL ON THE INNER DOOR FRAMES AROUND THE WINDOW AREA ON SOME VEHICLES BUILT FROM JUNE 15, 2004 TO JULY 9, 2004. *NM

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061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM CONTINUOUS PURGE FLOW. ECM SOFTWARE COULD CAUSE UNNECESSARY ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. SUZUKI. *KB

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353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

RADIO STATIC OR NO RECEPTION ON AM BAND STATIONS. *EH

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060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

CORRECT COOLANT USAGE. *EH

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171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

DRIVER DOOR LOCK TUMBLER FALLS INTO DOOR WHEN THE KEY IS INSERTED. *EH

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