Suzuki Forenza owners have reported 5 problems related to dash wiring (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Suzuki Forenza based on all problems reported for the Forenza.
Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that she went to have her vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 12v397000 (electrical system: wiring: interior/under dash) and was informed by the dealer that they did not have the proper tools to complete the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. The failure and current mileage was unknown. Pmb.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Suzuki Forenza. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 07v452000 (exterior lighting) and took the vehicle to the dealer where recall repairs were performed. After the repairs, the wiring for the headlights became burned, causing the head lights, air bags and the radio to fail. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and was advised that the recall repairs caused a small fire in the wiring under the dashboard. The dealer performed a second repair at no cost to the contact however, the failure recurred. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number:12v397000(electrical system:wiring;interior/under dash) for the wiring harness but was told by the manufacturer that even though the dealer had stated that the previous recall repair caused the wiring failure, they would only cover the exact component that was listed in the recall and the contact would be liable for any additional repairs. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 126,000. Kmj.
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The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. While parked, the contact noticed that the lights on the instrument panel would not illuminate. The contact was pulled over by a police officer who informed her that the rear passenger side tail light was not functioning. The contact replaced the fuse twice but the failure continued. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 12v397000 (electrical system:wiring:interior/under dash) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 141,400.
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that his vehicle caught fire. Two hours prior to the fire, he took the vehicle to the dealer and they checked the dashboard computer. It was discovered that the computer failed and another one had to be ordered; however, the contact was informed that he could still drive the vehicle. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle began to smoke and the wiring harness around the blow motors melted and burned. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. He suffered from smoke inhalation. The dealer stated that the vehicle was destroyed because the entire wiring harness was burned, which would cost a lot to repair. The failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 03/18/09.
The headlights stopped working. I've spoke to the dealership and was told it is a known issue but there is no recall and I was 500 miles over the warranty when they stopped working. I do have high beams and have checked the fuses. The dealership service person told me it is a wiring issue under the dash board.