NHTSA opens probe into Suzuki models over warning light issue

Article by Anita Panait, on June 20, 2013

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is holding a preliminary evaluation into two models of Suzuki Motor Corp. for potentially malfunctioning warning lights for front passenger seats. According to NHTSA, the preliminary evaluation affects around 205,000 vehicles in the US.

A number of issues linked to warnings related to safety in front passenger seats, may affect 2006-2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara and 2007-2011 Suzuki SX4. The safety regulator received 128 complaints regarding the models, around half of which relates to front passenger seat airbag warning lights.

No injuries or accidents were reported to NHTSA involving the issue. NHTSA typically opens a preliminary evaluation if consumer complaints or manufacturer service bulletins suggest there might be a safety defect.

Once NHTSA completes the preliminary evaluation, it either commences an engineering analysis or closes the probe. NHTSA may request for a recall or drop the issue depending on the result of the engineering analysis.

Suzuki has been withdrawing from US light vehicle market, dealers selling their inventories since late 2012. So far this year until April, Suzuki has only sold 5,946 vehicles in the US market. The carmaker did not report sales for May, according to the Automotive News Data Center. [source: Reuters]

Topics: nhtsa, suzuki

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