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Recall 14V262000

Headlight Switch And Module May Melt

Recall Details

The headlight switch and daytime running lamp module may overheat, melt and cause a risk of fire. Dealers will replace the signal switch, add a jumper relay kit and replace the daytime running lamp module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlight switch and daytime running lamp module may overheat and melt, possibly causing a fire.

What Should You Do?

Suzuki notified owners of affected vehicles starting in 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Suzuki recall number is XA.

Electrical & Lights, May 19, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 19, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
184,244
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V262000
Component
Summary
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Forenza vehicles, and 2005-2008 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008. In the affected vehicles, heat may be generated in the headlamp switch or daytime running light (DRL) module which could melt the headlamp switch or the DRL module.
Consequence
If the heat generated within the headlamp switch or DRL module located on the left side of the steering column melts the headlamp switch or DRL module, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy
Suzuki will notify owners but the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Suzuki will replace the signal switch and add a jumper relay kit and will replace the DRL Module in teh instrument panel harness. Suzuki distributed to owners an interim letter on July 30, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is XA.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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