Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
ACCEPTABLE
Rear Crash Protection Results
POOR
Side Impact Test Results
POOR
Frontal crash ratings - Driver
Frontal crash ratings - Passenger
Side crash ratings - Driver
Side crash ratings - Passenger
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating
Not Rated

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 05V452000
Mfg's Report Date: 10/03/2005
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1673


Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 16-INCH WHEELS, THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS MAY BREAK UNDER SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE BREAKAGE CAN OCCUR IN CONDITIONS WHERE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN ON A REGULAR BASIS ON EXTREMELY STEEP PAVED DOWN-SLOPES WHILE CONTINUOUSLY APPLYING THE BRAKES.

Consequence:
THE FRONT BRAKES MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE AND THE VEHICLE MAY PULL TO ONE SIDE. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS ON THESE VEHICLES. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2005. THESE VEHICLES ARE LOCATED ON ST. THOMAS ISLAND (VIRGIN ISLANDS). OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI DEL CARIBE AT 787-622-0600.

Notes:
SUZUKI RECALL NO. 99-HQ. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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