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January 4, 2000

1999 Suzuki Vitara's Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999 Suzuki Vitara's manufactured between September 1998 - June 1999 because some of these vehicles have an inoperative brake lamp actuating switch.

If the switch does not function properly when the brake pedal is depressed, the brake lights may be inoperative. On vehicles equipped with automatic transaxle, a failure in the brake lamp actuating switch may also prevent shifting out of "Park." This does not comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Approximately 8,400 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch assembly.

Owner notification was expected to begin during November 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V273.002/Suzuki Recall No. V7]

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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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