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Suzuki is recalling 2010-2013 Kizashi cars because the front-passenger seat may misclassify an adult occupant as a child and deactivate the front airbag. If this happens, the airbag wouldn’t deploy in a serious accident, increasing the risk of injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA says a “Pass Air Bag Off” warning light will illuminate on the dash if the front-passenger airbag is deactivated.

Suzuki has not developed a fix for this issue yet, NHTSA says. The automaker says it will notify owners about scheduling repairs and will reimburse owners who have already had this issue corrected.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 21,052 Kizashi cars from the 2010-2013 model years built from Oct. 13, 2009, through Oct. 31, 2012.

The problem: The front-passenger seat-occupant sensor may confuse an adult for a child, and not deploy the front-passenger airbag.

The fix: The remedy for this recall is still under development.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is C5.

NHTSA’s campaign number: 19V343. 

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