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Transmission Sensor Problems of Suzuki Reno



Suzuki Reno owners have reported 27 problems related to transmission sensor (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 1
Failure Date: 02/21/2014

I have a 2007 Suzuki Reno. This vehicle has gone through five (5) transmission rage sensors since I bought it new in November, 2006. Started having problems within two months. Dealership in rock hill, SC had already shut down and doors were padlocked. Have paid a lot of money to have this same sensor changed five times. Why has Suzuki not recalled this vehicle to correct the transmission problem?? why has the NHTSA done nothing for all of these complaints about the same issue? my car "shifts" into neutral going down highway causing loss of power and acceleration without notice; then check engine light comes on. It is very unnerving and unsafe!!! please do something!!.

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car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 2
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

I had loss of power, the car was not going into gear, went into neutral while driving replaced the transmission range sensor roughly 8mos ago and I am now experiencing the same symptoms now and just ordered the part from Suzuki dealership.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 3
Failure Date: 11/21/2012

For several weeks my car has been clunking into reverse and drive and getting stuck in 3rd gear while driving. I went to Suzuki and bought the transmission range sensor which is what is faulty. The Suzuki dealer was really surprised that we had 71000 miles on the car and had not had a problem yet (they know its a problem) I have not had a chance to change the sensor yet but my wife was driving the car today and when put into reverse the car went forward instead. Luckily there was only a curb that she hit but she could have hit a car or a person. She had to stop somewhere on the way home and had another problem in another parking lot where she shifted into reverse and instead of going forward the car shot out of the stall without her even touching the gas pedal. Again she did not hit anyone but how long will Suzuki let this happen before someone is killed. Also when the car gets stuck in 3rd gear it is very dangerous to pull out onto a road as you can barely accelerate fast enough to avoid oncoming traffic. The sensor will be replaced tonight when I get home but these cars should not be having these problems and according to the mechanics at Suzuki they see this problem all the time. I understand that parts break and cars have to be repaired, but this is something that is so poorly engineered that it is putting the occupants in the car as well as other people in danger. Some people have had to replace their trs over 7 times and Suzuki has yet to issue a recall.

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car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 4
Failure Date: 10/24/2012

I bought my 2006 Suzuki Reno in 2008 with approx. 41000 miles on it. My car is currently approx. 90000 miles but the issue started happening around the 83000 mile mark. I was on the highway when all of a sudden, it felt like my car shifted into neutral while driving and went from 70mph to 30mph almost immediately. After that first instance, the car continually bangs into gear from park to reverse. It drives fine for a few minutes but then it continues to erratically shift into neutral while driving. Researched online about problem and seems numerous others have the exact same issue with Renos as well as forenzas. Transmission range sensor faulty. Please recall, it is extremely dangerous.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2008 Suzuki Reno 5
Failure Date: 10/09/2012

Vehicle lurched and hopped out of gear. I took the vehicle to the mechanic, he stated the code indicated the transmission range sensor was having an issue, not covered by warranty. I had it replaced at a later date. The fix lasted about 2 months and the sensor again went bad, I just had it replaced again but it did not solve all of the issues, I have to drive in 3 to keep the car shifting and keep it from randomly hopping out of gear. This is dangerous! I have pulled out onto highways and had the car jump out of gear and not be able to manuever to a safe spot, nearly getting hit numerous times. This is a known issue! if you visit any Suzuki or repair forum you will see numerous posts on this exact problem. It is a safety issue as well as a mechanical one. This needs to be investigated before someone dies.

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car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2012

Engine light comes on and goes off. Car has problems starting: sometimes it starts in park, sometimes it will only start in neutral, other times I have to go through all the gears and go back to neutral. Transmission range sensor seems to be problem from my online research.


car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 7
Failure Date: 06/27/2012

Going into reverse heard and felt a hard loud clunk. Check engine light came on and car bare ly moved. Kept slipping in to neutral on highway top shop. Had checked transmission range sensor.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 8
Failure Date: 05/09/2012

Car check engine light was on for a few days, then turned off. When I turned on the car, the check engine light was back on, put car in reverse and clunk, while the display where the r for reverse would have been was scrambled, car still reversed. Clunked into drive, and wouldn't switch out of 1st gear. This occurs sporadically. Check engine code signaled transmission range sensor malfunction. There are many other occurrences for the same model year which occurs around 70000 miles.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 9
Failure Date: 03/15/2012

Transmission range sensor is faulty. Car bangs into gear from park and reverse, as well as erratically shifts into neutral while driving.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 10
Failure Date: 12/22/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The contact was driving 70 mph when the vehicle erroneously slipped into neutral without warning. The check engine warning light was also illuminated. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who informed the contact that the transmission range sensor failed and needed replacement. No repairs were performed. The current and the failure mileages were 90,758.


 
car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 11
Failure Date: 10/14/2011

Vehicle loses acceleration, and doesn't react properly to gas pedal. This makes it difficult to merge onto oncoming traffic and could cause an accident. By reading online it seems to be the transmission range sensor, a lot of people on forums are writing about this fault. This is the second time I've had to replace the sensor in the past 2 years.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 12
Failure Date: 09/20/2011

Transmission range sensor (also known as trs), check engine light came the code said transmission range problem the next day when shifting the car into reverse and drive there was a very loud clunk and while driving down the street the car dropped into neutral and I couldn't move the car anymore, this is a problem that is more than extremely common on the 2006 and 2007 Reno and forenza but the company will not recall or cover under power train warranty even though the failure prevents the power train from working correctly.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 13
Failure Date: 08/02/2011

Transmission range sensor. Car slams into gear and gets stuck in 2nd gear after stopping. Putting car in park also slams into gear. Seems to be a very common problem among Reno/forenza owners. Takes quite a long time to repair and is about $300. Seems like it should be included in a recall/warranty since it is connected to the transmission but of course it is not.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 14
Failure Date: 07/25/2011

Check engine light came on about a month ago, since then the transmission slips, has no power accelerating and sometimes drive won't work, just 3rd gear. When vehicle is driven over 50 mph, rpm,s rev high, past 3 or 4 thousand. I think it's the transmission sensor failing.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 15
Failure Date: 07/15/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate to accelerate from stops. The vehicle would also jerk when shifting gears and the check engine light began to illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the transmission range sensor would need to be replaced. An authorized dealer was notified, but the manufacturer was not. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 62,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 16
Failure Date: 07/07/2011

While driving up a hill or accelorating from a stop, the car feels like it slips into neutral and the rpms race. If I let up from the accelorator for a few seconds it will resume normal driving. Mechanic suggests it is either the transmission range sensor or the clutch piston. This is very dangerous as I lose speed rapidly and the roads I travel most do not have enough shoulder to pull over safely. Nearest Suzuki repair shop is over an hour away and I don't feel safe in trying to drive it that far. They told me it would not be covered by the 100,000 mile warranty. Other issues with this car: in 2 years I have replace all headlight bulbs 4 times, brakes replaced, and paint is wearing off handles. The transmission is 'sealed' so that the average person/repair shop can't work on them or even check the transmission fluid level (no dip stick).

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 17
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that she was unable to accelerate over 20 mph and the vehicle was unable to shift between gears. The vehicle would exhibit an abnormal clunking noise followed by the illumination of the gear shifter warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the transmission range sensor was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The current mileage was 67,000. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 9/27/11 the consumer stated when she put the vehicle in drive, it made a noise and then lurched forward. The indicator light for the gear flashed and the vehicle would not move out of 1st gear. Updated 10/07/711.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 18
Failure Date: 05/13/2011

The transmission range sensor went out the first time. As many others have described, when it happens, the car clunks, and then it feels as if the car won't engage in a gear. I took it to a mechanic, a transmission specialist, and it had to be replaced. A couple months later, the same thing happened so I took it back to the mechanic and he fixed it. A month later, it seemed like it was the same symptoms and took it back to the mechanic. This time, however, he said it was no longer the transmission range, but now it was that the computer was not reading the sensor to tell the car what gear it is on and the only place that could fix it was the Suzuki dealership. A lot of other people have experienced the same problem and Suzuki needs to make a recall on that part as soon as possible.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 19
Failure Date: 05/01/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate beyond 30 mph and the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that a transmission sensor was faulty. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer and the sensor was replaced. The failure continued to recur. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,500. The range sensor was replaced. Updated 01/03/12.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2008 Suzuki Reno 20
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

While driving the car automatically downshifts into neutral. I was told it was a transmission range sensor and it was not covered by the warranty. This will cost + or - 250. 00. The car is still covered by the 100,000 mile 10 year warranty and has only 38,000 miles on it. I was told that this is a common occurrence on Suzuki Renos and forenzas. . . Is this a defective part. It is dangerous-.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 21
Failure Date: 10/15/2010

Repeated failure of the transmission range sensor affecting acceleration and transmission response while stopping/starting and steady driving. When the vehicle is taken out of park and placed in any forwards gears or reverse, the transmission makes a loud "bang" sound and jerks. When accelerating from a complete stop, the vehicle takes at least a mile to reach highway speed and when stopping it seems as if the transmission remains completely in gear and does not allow the vehicle to slow down correctly. No parts have been replaced at this time as the manufacturer sees this item as not being part of the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, and some ball park estimates to have the delaer replace this part is over 300. 00 this has been happening for over 2 months now, and the problems surfaces at least 3 times per week. After driving the vehicle back home and letting it sit for a while, the cel (check engine light) turns itself off and the transmission seems to do fine. The first occurance of it this weekend happened while driving 70+ mph on an interstate highway and caused the vehicle to jerk when the gears suddenly changed.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 22
Failure Date: 09/13/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated was driving 65 mph with the cruise control engaged when the vehicle suddenly slipped into neutral but the shifter indicated that the vehicle was still in drive. The vehicle independently decelerated to 30 mph. The contact was able to drive to his destination where her performed a diagnostic himself and discovered that the transmission range sensor was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that he did not feel safe driving the vehicle to the dealer for repairs or further inspection. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 36,900.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 23
Failure Date: 10/01/2009

The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Reno. The contact stated when shifting into reverse, the vehicle would shift with an abnormal force and would not accelerate over 3 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who located the failure at the transmission range sensor. The transmission range sensor was replaced, but the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer as contacted and a complaint was filed (case number: 2274091298). The manufacturer denied any assistance with the repairs to the vehicle stating that the warranty had expired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 85,700. The VIN was not available.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 24
Failure Date: 09/17/2009

I have a 2006, Reno with around 52k miles on it. In trying to go up a small hill, the car started to lose it's ability to accelerate. Once I reached the top it was better, but then indicated on the dashboard a d with a slash through it. My car then would still have difficulty accelerating. In coming to a stop then trying to accelerate to turn a corner it continued to have difficulty accelerating. The car then begins to lose power. The check engine light would come on and stay on. It would then go off and within a few days come right back on. Before the check engine light would come on, the car would jolt then have the override (d with a slash) on the dashboard. I then have to place the car on park (each gear giving a jolt to the car), turn it off and then restart the car to hope it accelerates like it should. I am told the transmission range sensor is the problem. It occurs at least once a week, and sometimes once every two weeks if the car is acting the way it should. This is ridiculous. I have almost been hit once and had to pray I would make it to the side of the merge lane on the highway another time since the car would not accelerate properly while trying to merge. I am taking it to get repaired/replaced and hope it doesn't occur again.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2007 Suzuki Reno 25
Failure Date: 08/06/2009

I was driving my 2007 Suzuki Reno on the highway on my way to work when the car started to slow down despite me trying to give it gas, and the check engine light appeared. I pulled over and put the car in park and turned it off for a moment. I turned the car back on and the check engine light remained on. When trying to shift back into drive, my car jolted and an x appeared over the d where the gears are located. Frightened, I turned the car off again and called the dealership, who told me to bring it in. They explained it was the transmission range sensor and fixed it free of charge because it was under warranty. 3 years 2 months later the exact same thing happened again, luckily I was not driving this time only trying to shift into drive when an x appeared over the d again. I took it to a different Suzuki dealer who explained that because it was outside the transmission it is not covered under warranty I would need to pay for the repair. No explanation was given as to why this was happening again. Now here we are exactly 4 months later to the day and the same thing happened again while I was driving. I called the dealership and they said they will repair it for free because they only repaired it months ago, but still no explanation as to what the problem is. I now see I am not the only one having this issue with this vehicle, and was told by a mechanic, that part of this car is defective. I am livid at this point because I bought the car brand new with 27 miles on it and have had nothing but trouble ever since!! aggravation and money is all that car has been to me.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 26
Failure Date: 01/08/2007

My vehicle has had the transmission range sensor fail at least 5 times.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2006 Suzuki Reno 27
Failure Date: 10/01/2006

The car while driving feels like it jerks out of gear for a few seconds into neutral. When it jerks, the gas pedal doesn't work. I lose acceleration. This is dangerous because I could get rear-ended when losing speed so fast. When it does this at least 5 or six times during a trip. We took the car for diagnostic at goss Suzuki but they couldn't get an error code to find the cause. They said it might be the transmission range switch. They said they couldn't fix anything until they knew exactly the cause. Now the engine light came on and the car is worse. I was at atm today (11/4/2010) when I was about to drive off, the car was in drive, but the car wouldn't move when I pressed the gas. It was like the car was still in park. I had to put the car back in park, turn the car off/on then put it back in drive for it to start moving. I took it to autozone to check the codes and it was p0700/p0705. Those are problem codes for transmission range sensor. The car only has about 53,700 miles on it. This is too soon for a car to be having problems. This is a big safety issue because this can cause car accidents from the car malfunctioning while driving.