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2007 Suzuki Forenza Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

Recall Date: 05/19/2014
  • Summary: 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 184,244
  • Consequence: 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.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Notes: 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 Campaign ID: 14V262000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2007
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Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

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Warranty

The Forenza comes equipped with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, and an impressive seven-year/100,000-mile basic powertrain warranty.

Introduced in 2004, the Forenza received new front-end styling, a new wheel design and a revised interior for 2006. Despite lower quality ratings by J.D. Power, many reviewers were more confident in Forenza's reliability after their road tests. According to Road and Track, "The front-drive Forenza is a respectable new subcompact sedan, and proof that Korea is building much better cars." After a long-term test drive, Motor Week exclaimed, "To its everlasting credit, the Forenza never broke down, never stranded us, never needed any unscheduled dealer visits for repairs."  A final plus: IntelliChoice classifies the 2007 Suzuki Forenza wagon model as a Smart Choice winner for Lowest Repair Costs.

Warranty information last updated: 5/2/08

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