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Suzuki recalls Forenza and Reno cars due to headlamp wiring

Consumer Reports News: August 20, 2012 04:08 PM

Nearly 102,000 Suzuki Forenza and Reno sedans are being recalled by American Suzuki Motor Corp. The small cars have wiring issues that may cause the headlamps to work only intermittently, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Sudden loss of illumination reduces driver visibility and increases the risk of collision, warns the safety agency.

According to NHTSA, poor contact between the terminals of certain wires can generate heat in the wires of the 2004-06 Suzuki Forenza and the 2005-06 Suzuki Reno that lead to the cars' headlights. If the wires melt, both the low- and high-beam headlamps in the small cars will fail, says the agency.

Suzuki is expected to notify customers affect by this recall next month. Affected Forenza and Reno owners will be instructed to bring their vehicles in to local dealerships, where the loose wires will be repaired with shrink-wrapped connectors free of charge.

For more information, consumers can call Suzuki at 714-996-7040 or visit the NHTSA website:

Recall: 2004-06 Suzuki Forenza / 2005-06 Suzuki Reno - Wiring    Campaign #: 12V397000 [NHTSA}

Paul Eng


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