2005 Suzuki Forenza Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Suzuki Forenza

2005 Suzuki Forenza Problems

Check Engine Light on With Code P0133

The Check Engine Light may illuminate accompanied by a code P0133 (bank1 O2 sensor) stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This is commonly caused by a failed air/fuel sensor. Our technicians tell us a revised a/f senor and (PCM) software upgrade may be necessary to correct this concern.

High and Low Beam Head Lamps May Stop Working

The head lights may stop working due to a failed connection at the multifunction head light switch. Our technicians tell us there is a harness connector repair kit available which should be installed in conjunction with dielectric grease to seal the connector. 2004-2006 models have been recalled for low beam and daytime running light malfunctions. For more information on this recall, please click here»

Lack of Power Due to Failed Throttle Actuator

A lack of power may develop, accompanied by an illuminated Check Engine Light  with fault code P2106 stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This fault can be caused by a throttle actuator which has only limited movement. The correction for this condition includes replacing the throttle actuator and updating the PCM software.

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2005 Suzuki Forenza Questions

could I get a diagram on how to replace or install a timing belt tensioner ? (1 answer)

I need the diagram so that I can print it out.

My key will open car door but will not turn in ignition? Why does this (1 answer)

I make sure starting wheel is like cked & have turned key around but it won't turn ignition. How much to repair?

I have no interior lights or radio lights. Dash lights work. (1 answer)

Just would be nice to have illumination lights and be able to see the radio stations.I checked the fuses that I could find but not sure what may be wrong. Any ideas?

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2005 Suzuki Forenza Recalls

Headlight Switch And Module May Melt

The headlight switch and daytime running lamp module may overheat, melt and cause a risk of fire. Dealers will replace the signal switch, add a jumper relay kit and replace the daytime running lamp module free of charge to resolve the concern.

The High and/or Low Beam Headlights May Fail

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. If the headlamps fail to function, this will lead to reduced driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reconnect the affected wires with two heat-shrink crimps to correct this problem. The Suzuki recall number is NU.

Low Beam Headlights or Daytime Running Lights May Not Function

A melted splice pack in the wiring may cause the low beam headlights or daytime running lights not to function. Insufficient lighting could reduce visibility and increase the potential for a crash. Dealers will splice the power circuit wires for the low beam headlights and DRL free of charge. The recall began October 31, 2007. The Suzuki recall number is NB.

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2005 Suzuki Forenza Reviews

Very disappointed in the gas mileage. Sometimes it's taking 2-3 tries to start up. A/C compressor just went out. I didn't do any research prior to purchasing so I paid much more than the average.
Forenza Wagon with maual transmission. Paint chipping from side view mirrors. Clutch and slave cylinder replacment at 54,000 miles - $1,450 The value of the car is reflective of it's book price. Low. In this case you get what you pay for.
for a compact car with a 2.0L 4 cylinder to get such poor mileage is bizarre. it's not a barn burner for sure, so it seems like the mpg would be better? there's no check engine light that the dealer says would be on if there was a problem, but seems like something is wrong

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