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Recall 03V333000

Driver's Seat Belt May Not Buckle Properly

Body, Interior & Misc., September 4, 2003
Affected Cars

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

A problem with the seat belt buckle may prevent the seat belt tongue from being inserted completely into the buckle. In a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Suzuki dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

A mislocated sensor in the seat belt buckle may prevent the seat belt tongue from being inserted completely into the buckle. In a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the driver's seat belt buckle assembly. The recall began September 4, 2003. The Suzuki recall number is K4.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 4, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V333000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,548

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE A MISLOCATED SENSOR IN THE DRIVER¿S SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY. THIS CONDITION CAN PREVENT THE DRIVER¿S SEAT BELT TONGUE FROM BEING INSERTED INTO THE BUCKLE.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER¿S SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 4, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

Notes: SUZUKI RECALL NO. K4.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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