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Suzuki Forenza recall 12V397000

The High and/or Low Beam Headlights May Fail
Electrical & Lights, August 13, 2012

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The low and/or high beam headlights may fail intermittently or completely due to a wiring connector concern.


Suzuki will notify owners of affected vehicles during September, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the high and/or low beam headlights, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004, 2005, 2006

Mfr's Report Date:
August 13, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V397000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 101688

Summary: Suzuki is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Forenza and model year 2005-2006 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 23, 2003, through March 7, 2006. 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.

Consequence: If the headlamps fail to function, this will lead to reduced driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Suzuki will notify owners, and Suzuki dealers will reconnect the affected wires with two heat-shrink crimps, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040.

Notes: Suzuki's recall campaign number is NU. Customers may 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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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