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Recall 19V343000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy Properly In An Accident

Recall Details

The occupant classification system may improperly identify an occupant in the passenger front seat as a child instead of an adult, preventing proper deployment of the passenger frontal air bag in the event of an accident. The manufacturer is still developing a remedy for this concern at this time, and when it is ready, dealers will complete repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The occupant classification system which determines if there is an adult or child passenger occupying the passenger front seat may not function properly, and may sometimes classify an adult as a child. If this happens, the passenger frontal air bag may not deploy as needed in an accident, increasing risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Suzuki must be performed by a Suzuki dealership. Suzuki will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). 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 dealership repair facilities. 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 designation is C5.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 02, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 02, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
21,052
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V343000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling 2010-2013 Kizashi vehicles. The front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) may misclassify an adult occupant as child and deactivate the front air bag.
Consequence
The deactivated front air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is C5.
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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