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.
If the heat generated within the headlamp switch or DRL module located on the left side of the steering column melts the headlamp switch or DRL module, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Suzuki will notify owners but the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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 22, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is XA.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Rollover Rating
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
Direct ignition system
5-speed manual transmission
Front wheel drive
Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
Independent duallink rear suspension
15" steel wheels w/covers
Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
4-wheel disc brakes
14.5 gallon fuel tank
Color-keyed front/rear bumpers
Multi-reflector jewel-type headlamps
Daytime running lamps
Heated pwr mirrors
Intermittent windshield wipers
Color-keyed door handles
Cloth front bucket seats w/driver height adjustment & lumbar support
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