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Suzuki Verona Recall 05V507000

Potential Loss of Power Steering Assist

Suspension & Steering, December 1, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The power steering pump pulley may fail, causing the drive belt to come off. This would result in harder than normal steering and possible engine overheating and/or stalling.

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:

The power steering pump pulley may separate from the pump due to inadequate wall thickness of the pulley. This could cause the drive belt to come off, resulting in heavier than normal steering and potential engine overheating and/or stalling. Dealers will inspect and replace the power steering pulley as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on December 1, 2005. The Suzuki recall number is KJ.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2005, 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 1, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V507000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected: 592

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY MAY SEPARATE FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP DUE TO INADEQUATE WALL THICKNESS OF THE PULLEY.

Consequence: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE POWER STEERING PUMP DRIVE BELT TO DISCONNECT RESULTING IN HEAVY STEERING, AND CAN LEAD TO ENGINE OVERHEATING OR TO BATTERY DISCHARGE AND ENGINE STALL.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 1, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

Notes: SUZUKI RECALL NO. KJ.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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