4011 & 4012 – Passenger Seat Occupant Detection System may Fail – 2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi & 2006-2013 Grand Vitara

March 7, 2019

Passenger Seat Occupant Detection System may Fail

In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, an incorrect classification may result in the passenger frontal air bag deploying even if there is a child in the front passenger seat, increasing their risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V187

Manufacturer Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

Components SEATS, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 31,302

 

Summary

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kizashi and 2006-2013 Grand Vitara vehicles. The front passenger leather seat may shrink due to high humidity and high temperature. As a result, the occupant classification system (OCS) sensor mat may not accurately detect if an adult or child is occupying the seat.

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Power Steering Pump May Seize – 2012-2013 Suzuki SX4

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V804
Manufacturer Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,673

 

Power Steering Pump May Seize

A seizure of the power steering pump would cause a loss of power steering assist, requiring extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

 

Summary

Suzuki Motor America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Suzuki SX4 vehicles. The power steering pump may seize causing a loss of steering assist.

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Fuel Tank may Crack due to Vent Line Restriction – 2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V769
Manufacturer Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 21,052

 

Fuel Tank may Crack due to Vent Line Restriction

A cracked tank may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi vehicles. Dust can enter the vent line that provides fresh air to the carbon canister, restricting its air flow and possibly creating excessive negative pressure in the fuel tank which may result in the fuel tank cracking.

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2A86-2A87-2A88 – Fuel Pump O-ring Twisted Causing Fuel Leak – 2017-2018 Suzuki Motorcycles

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V694
Manufacturer Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 6,928

 

Fuel Pump O-ring Twisted Causing Fuel Leak

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Suzuki DL650A, DL650XA, GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000R, and 2018 GSX-S750 motorcycles. During installation, the fuel pump O-ring may have been twisted, reducing the sealing performance and possibly resulting in a fuel leak.

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4009 – Power Steering Tensioner Pulley Damage – 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V667
Manufacturer Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,107

 

Power Steering Tensioner Pulley Damage

Broken pieces of the pulley can get caught between the pulley and the drive belt, causing the drive belt to come off, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara vehicles. The power steering pump belt tension adjuster pulley has an outer portion that is made of plastic. Repeated heat stress can cause the plastic material to deteriorate, causing pieces of the pulley to break off.

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