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Recall 15V587000

Power Steering Fails

Recall Details

The power steering pump may seize due to an internal clearance issue with the pump body and fluid control valve. Dealers will replace the power steering pump free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The power steering assist feature may fail suddenly, increasing steering effort and possibly causing an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Suzuki must be performed by a Suzuki dealership. Suzuki will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Suzuki dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, September 22, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 22, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
18,673
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V587000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2103 Suzuki SX4 vehicles manufactured September 3, 2011, to April 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, insufficient clearance between the power steering pump body and the power steering fluid control valve may cause improper movement of the valve, and as a result, the power steering pump may seize.
Consequence
A seizure of the power steering pump would cause a loss of power steering assist, requiring extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 9, 2015. Owners may contact Suzuki's customer service number at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is VS.
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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