June 19, 2003
Suzuki Has Recalled 2002, 2003 Autos
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : SUZUKI Model : GRAND VITARA Year : 2002, 2003
Make : SUZUKI Model : GRAND VITARA XL7 Year : 2002, 2003
Make : SUZUKI Model : AERIO Year : 2002, 2003
Make : SUZUKI Model : ESTEEM Year : 2002
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V223000
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5319
CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE
REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, WINDSHIELD
MOUNTING. THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SECURED TO THE VEHICLE BODY DUE
TO INSUFFICIENT ADHESION BETWEEN THE PAINT APPLIED DURING THE SECOND-STAGE
PAINTING PROCESS AND THE PAINT APPLIED DURING FINAL-STAGE PAINTING.
IF THE WINDSHIELD IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, IT MAY BE SEPARATED FROM THE
VEHICLE DURING A CRASH RESULTING IN EJECTION OF UNBELTED OCCUPANTS,
INCREASING THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES. VEHICLES THAT ARE FOUND TO HAVE
INSUFFICIENT PAINT ADHESION WILL EITHER HAVE THE PROBLEM REMEDIED BY
REPAINTING, OR WILL BE REPLACED, OR REPURCHASED AND DESTROYED. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT
SUZUKI AT 1-800-255-2550.
SUZUKI RECALL NO. EC. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY
TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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