Suzuki Forenza Recall 03V426000
Driver's Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly
Body, Interior & Misc., October 30, 2003
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The driver's frontal air bag may not deploy correctly. If the air bag deploys improperly in a crash, the driver could be severely injured or killed.
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.
The dual stage driver's frontal air bag may deploy in an improper sequence. If the air bag deploys improperly in a crash, the driver could be severely injured or killed. Dealers will install an adapting wiring harness. The recall began for Verona owners October 30, 2003. All Forenza vehicles were repaired before being sold. The Suzuki recall number is KB.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2004
Manufacturer's Report Date: October 30, 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V426000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,797
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER CARS, THE DUAL STAGE DRIVER¿S AIR BAG DEPLOYS IN AN IMPROPER SEQUENCE.
Consequence: IF THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYS IMPROPERLY DURING A FRONTAL VEHICLE CRASH, THE DRIVER COULD BE SEVERELY INJURED OR KILLED.
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.
Notes: SUZUKI RECALL NO. KB.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration