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Suzuki Forenza Recall 07V315000

Front Seat Belt Buckle May Not Hold

Body, Interior & Misc., August 31, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The front seat belt may not latch correctly. This could cause the seat belt not to function as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

This should be considered a high priority recall. A front seat belt could fail without warning. 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:

The front seat belt may not latch correctly in the buckle. In rare cases, the locked seat belt may come loose unexpectedly, disengaging without pressing the release button. These malfunctions could cause the seat belt not to function as designed in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckles to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on August 31, 2007. The Suzuki recall number is KY.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2006, 2007

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 31, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V315000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 75,697

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT SEAT BELT TONGUE WILL NOT LATCH INTO THE BUCKLE AND, IN RARE CASES, EVEN THE LOCKED TONGUE WILL POP OUT BY LOW STRETCHING FORCE. IF THE BUCKLE DOES NOT LATCH COMPLETELY, THE BUCKLE COULD RELEASE WITHOUT PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON.

Consequence: THESE BUCKLE MALFUNCTIONS, WHICH COULD PREVENT A PERSON FROM USING THE SEAT BELT OR COULD CAUSE THE SEAT BELT TO FAIL TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED, CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEAT BELT BUCKLES WITH THE IMPROVED PART FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

Notes: SUZUKI RECALL NO. KY. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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