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Suzuki Forenza Recall 03V426000

Driver's Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The dual stage driver's frontal air bag may deploy in an improper sequence. If the air bag deploys improperly in a crash, the driver could be severely injured or killed. Dealers will install an adapting wiring harness. The recall began for Verona owners October 30, 2003. All Forenza vehicles were repaired before being sold. The Suzuki recall number is KB.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag may not deploy correctly. If the air bag deploys improperly in a crash, the driver could be severely injured or killed.

What Should You Do?

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 30, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 30, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,797
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V426000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER CARS, THE DUAL STAGE DRIVER¿S AIR BAG DEPLOYS IN AN IMPROPER SEQUENCE.
Consequence
IF THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG DEPLOYS IMPROPERLY DURING A FRONTAL VEHICLE CRASH, THE DRIVER COULD BE SEVERELY INJURED OR KILLED.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADAPTING WIRING HARNESS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON OCTOBER 30, 2003, TO VERONA VEHICLE OWNERS. ALL FORENZA VEHICLES WERE REPAIRED AT THE PORT OF ENTRY. THERE ARE NO OWNER NOTIFICATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE FORENZA MODEL VEHICLES. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
Notes
SUZUKI RECALL NO. KB.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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