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Recalls: Suzuki Grand Vitara and XL-7, Volkswagen Routan

Consumer Reports News: June 11, 2010 04:08 PM

Suzuki and Volkswagen have announced safety recalls, joining BMW, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Jeep, and Saturn in a busy week for defects. If your vehicle is mentioned below, the manufacturer should notify you of the recall and provide corrections at no charge. Customer-service phone numbers are listed below if you have questions.

See other recent recalls announced.

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara, 2005-2006 Suzuki XL-7 Suzuki is recalling over 46,000 SUVs due to a problem with the outer plastic portion of the tension adjuster pulley for the drive belt, which operates the power steering pump and air conditioner compressor. The plastic material could deteriorate, break off, and cause the pieces to get caught between the pulley and the drive belt. This could result in the drive belt coming off and the driver needing to use extra effort to steer the vehicle.

Dealers will replace the tension adjuster pulley free of charge.

Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934.

2009 Volkswagen Routan Volkswagen is recalling almost 16,000 Routan minivans because the vehicle may have been built with a wire harness that has been improperly routed. If this occurs, the lower sliding door hinge bracket may wear through the wire insulation, which could cause a short circuit in the rear sliding door, potentially overheating the latch, and leading to a possible fire. This recall is related to the recent recall for the similar Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.

Volkswagen will inspect and repair/replace as necessary free of charge.

Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

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