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March 10, 2000

1996-1997 Suzuki Sidekicks Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1996-1997 Suzuki Sidekick automobiles, manufactured between June, 1995 - September, 1996, because insufficient strength of the mounting base on the upper end of the front struts on these sport utility vehicles can lead to breakage of the mounting bolts that attach the upper end of the front struts to the vehicle body.

If the strut breaks loose, a driver could lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Approximately 13,500 vehicles are affected by this recall.  Dealers will add a reinforcement for both front struts between the front strut mounting base and the vehicle body. In addition, the front strut mounting bases, mounting bolts and nuts, and strut bar stays will be replaced.

Owner notification was expected to begin during during March 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V008/Suzuki Recall No. W2]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 10, 2000.

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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