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Recall 18V331000

Transmission Control Module Fails Reducing Speed And Acceleration

Recall Details

For vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the transmission control module (TCM) may fail, resulting in the vehicle losing power and the ability to accelerate. Dealers will replace the TCM free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the vehicle may experience a malfunction with the transmission control module (TCM) that causes a lack of power and acceleration while driving. This increases risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Suzuki must be performed by a Suzuki dealership. Suzuki will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2018. 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 service dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Suzuki recall numbers are 4005 to 4008.

Drive Train, May 17, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 17, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,786
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V331000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2013 Suzuki Kizashi and SX4 vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Transmission Control Module (TCM) may fail causing a reduction in speed or reduced vehicle acceleration.
Consequence
A reduction in vehicle speed or reduced acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2018. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is 4005 to 4008.
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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