Suzuki Forenza owners have reported 16 problems related to wiring (under the electrical system category).
We were in our apartment when the complex maintenance worker knocked on our door and said our car was on fire. The car was off, sitting in the parking lot unused. We went outside and waited for the fire department to arrive, and put out the fire. It was found that the wiring behind the fuse panel had caught fire and caused extensive damage to the dash and door panel. It was after this that we found out there was a recall on our vehicle we had not been notified about.
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The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while parked, smoke started to emit inside of the vehicle and flames emerged from under the left side of the steering column. The flames spread through the entire vehicle. The fire department extinguished the flames. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the fire could have been caused by a wiring malfunction. The vehicle was not repaired or replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.
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On 11/11/2013 my car was parked in my driveway and caught fire (electrical) this is one of the recalls on this vehicle,(certain passenger vehicles, headlamp low beam or daytime running light (drl) function may be inoperative due to a melted splice pack on the wiring harness). I have had these problems with my vehicle the headlamp low beam and the daytime running light, would not turn on or off.
Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and vehicle decelerate. The vehicle was restarted but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the transmission sensor failed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who diagnosed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000. The VIN was unavailable. Djr.
Back in Nov 2012 I took my 2005 Suzuki Forenza in for a recall repair as suggested the recall was on the wiring harness that put the headlights on and off (I had been having trouble with my headlights popping on and off at random times) so after I obeyed the recall I noticed that the problem was fixed so in Jan 12 2013 my car was sitting at a local applebees parking lot completely turned off nothing plugged in no lighters in the car just sitting there when someone ran into the restaurant and shouted "whose gold Suzuki is that? its on fire" needless to say when I ran out the dashboard was completely in flames the fire dept came to rescue and at my request a fire investigator investigated the incident and concluded that the fire started as a result of a electrical short in the wiring harness. . . (yes the "recalled'' "fixed" part) the actually dealership that "fixed" the recalled part has already stated that they arent taking responsibility for it & I am waiting to Suzuki corporate to conclude their findings I truly hope Suzuki does the right thing in this unfortunate matter if not I am prepared to take legal action but im praying they will do the right thing and take responsibility.
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Air bag light on since bought car in 2006. Wiring for airbags has been replaced once still an issue at owner expense. Outlet and lighter stop working year after car was bought. Headlight wiring replace twice and day lights still only comes on some times.
in August 2011 went to dealer ship to have the recall done for the headlamp low beam or daytime running light (drl). So now it?s June 2012 my headlamps and drl lights not working. Very thankful it didn?t go out on my when I was driving at night I seen me light look different. Went to have bulbs replace lights still not working. So the place I was at ran a test and found out that the wiring is melted so, they side they did have a recall on this. So went Toyota dealerships and they tell me that the wiring that is melted is not the same wiring that was in the recall for my car. Wow really so now I can?t drive my car at night. But my high beams works.
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On 12/3/08 @ 12:30 a. M. , my 2007 Suzuki Forenza caught fire resulting in a total loss. I've contacted Suzuki & I'm awaiting there return call. The fire marshall ruled out arson & concluded that the origin of the fire was underneath the hood resulting from electrical wiring in the vehicle. I purchased the vehicle in may of 2008 & I've never had a problem since the purchase. On 12/2/08, I drove the vehicle once in the morning & then again in the evening. Both trips were short distances. On the evening/early morning of 12/3/08 I woke up to my car engulfed in flames.
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact stated that while driving and trying to turn the low and high beams on and then noticed that they failed to turn on. The dealer was informed about the failure and stated that there was no recall and would charge her for a diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20000 and the current mileage was 30000. Updated 1/21/11
the consumer stated all of the lights failed except the running lights. The failure was due to a broken wire. Updated 02/14/11.
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The contact owns a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The light switch on the front driver side began smoking when it was turned on. The steering sustained burns. On November 20, 2007, the vehicle remained at the dealer for three weeks. She retrieved the vehicle on December 15, 2007 and returned to the dealer the following day. Currently, when the light switch is turned off, it would come back on. The dealer had the vehicle until January 16, 2008. The vehicle went back to the dealer on January 27, or 28, 2007 because the switch was not working. None of the lights on the instrument panel or exterior lights were working. She received the vehicle back on February 10, 2008 and was informed that the failure was the harness in the switch and the wires. They did the wiring. The vehicle is currently with the dealer and has been there since February 10, 2008. The dealer stated that they are still trying to diagnose the failure. Nhtsa campaign id number 07v452000 (exterior lighting) was referenced. The current mileage was 89,791 and failure mileage was 81,000.
Electrical problems with day running lights. Was told by dealer that it was not bulbs but would be safe - just no day running lights. Three days later (first time run with headlights on after being at dealer) smelled electrical burning. Took to personal mechanic. Wires are melted together. Since TSB issued feel that I should be reimbursed for the expenses by the manufacturer.
Low beam headlights went out. Only high beams work. All fuses good, replaced bulbs, still good and to this day still unfixed. No service department in jonesboro arkansas to test electrical system to find out why low beam headlights do not operate. No running day lights either. Day light switch says on but is not on. Continuing problem and do not drive car at night. Email interview update (may 7, 2007):the dealer had to take the dashboard apart and get to the wiring behind the firewall. (the area behind the gauges). The low beam wiring was burnt as was the plastic harness Suzuki used to keep the wires together. The wiring for the low beam lights was cut and reattached outside the harness. The mechanic had to call Suzuki technical service to discover this, as the dealer ordered a light switch assembly for my car. It was replaced but still no lights so that was not the problem. The mechanic also stated Suzuki knows of this but because no damage has been reported they did not issue a recall of harness. My harness would of caught the car on fire because it was burnt and melted. The dealer was very helpful but did not state on invoice the area they really fixed and charged Suzuki with the light assembly fixture only. The lights work fine now but I wander if the other wires attached to this area will do the same thing.
This is a rough draft of the letter I will be sending to Suzuki: I bought my Suzuki Forenza in February of 2005. I have taken my car three times to Suzuki of west broward for an oil leak. The first time they told me that I had an aftermarket oil filter (from meineke). I had my doubts that this was the problem. I authorized that they change the oil filter. When I brought my car home it was still leaking. I was charged $28. 04 for the service that didn't solve the problem. I brought the car back and it was diagnosed as having a porous oil pan. I was not refunded (nor offered to be refunded) my $28. 04 for the oil change and filter change. The parts were not in stock and I was told that they would arrive the same week. They arrived the following Tuesday afternoon. The oil pan was replaced. The car was still leaking oil. I took it a third time and they could not determine the cause. They said there was a recall on the vehicle. Besides the oil leak, the power steering has been making a humming sound when I would turn the steering wheel. This problem I took to bill seidles Suzuki in miami. I was told that the rack and pinion was dirty. This seemed to work for some time but now there is still a lower hum. Before these two setbacks, there were minor problems that arose after the 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty was expired. A bulb went out in the dash and the fog-light bulbs would continuously burn out. I believe this is a grounding problem in the car that produces interference on the radio directly related to my acceleration of the car. After the first year of owning this car, it has been problem after problem. I have noticed that the service centers for Suzuki in south florida are of the poorest quality. There is no attention and it seems that parts are never available at the facilities for repairs. I am extremely disappointed with the performance of Suzuki and the customer service of the company.
Suzuki automotive of cerritos and santa ana have failed to timely repair and/or install damaged/defective parts on my 2005 Forenza. Defective/damaged parts include interior door handles, air bag harness/wiring, ac knobs, stereo buttons attached to steering wheel. Further, Suzuki has failed to properly correspond with me concerning these issues. Most contacts were initiated by me.
The car just dies on us in traffic for no apparent reason and then we have to let it set for about 20 minutes and it will start rigth back up. We have had it in at the dealers to be fixed on 2 different ocassions and they hook it up to their diagnostic tools and it shows no defects. They said they thought it was because of the cruise control they had installed aftermarket. So they removed that and told us it was fixed. The very next day it started dying on us again.
While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle had been to the dealer three times for this problem. Once the dealer replaced a fuse, but that didn't fix the problem. The dealer found a ecm fuse at the ip fuse blocked open. (ecm, eng fuse block, tcm, ip fuse) the shifting transaxle harness was rerouted between the firewall and connector c206 secure harness.