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Suzuki Equator Recall 10V213000

Front Suspension Control Link Weld May Fracture

Recall Details

The lower control link weld in the bushing area may crack, which may cause the wheel alignment angle to change. This may cause difficulty controlling the vehicle and could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace one or both lower control links. This recall began on June 1, 2010.

Our Quick Take

The part of the front suspension that helps connect the wheel to the frame is called the lower control link. The lower control link has a weld that may crack, which may cause handling issues and loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the lower control link weld could fracture without warning. 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.

Suspension & Steering, June 1, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 1, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
582
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V213000
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Summary
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 EQUATOR PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2010. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK BUSHING COLLARS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION, MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS. IF A COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, IT MAY CHANGE THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT, POTENTIALLY ALLOWING THE VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS TO DETERIORATE.
Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE, ONE OR BOTH LOWER CONTROL LINKS ON THE VEHICLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 1, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
Notes
OWNERS 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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