Suzuki XL7 and Grand Vitara On December Recall List

American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Models:     Suzuki XL-7                   Year:      2003
Number Potentially Involved:   20,580
Dates of Manufacture:  September 2002 – May 2003
Defect:  On certain sport utility vehicles, the ignition system wiring harness is routed under the intake manifold. The harness can rub against the manifold during vehicle operation and abrasion damage to the harness can occur. Damage to the wiring harness can cause a short in the ignition circuit, which can cause the ignition fuse to blow and the engine to stall. This can result in a loss of control of the vehicle and could cause a crash.
Remedy:   Dealers will repair any wiring harness damage and will add additional insulation and a protector plate to prevent the wiring harness from becoming damaged. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on December 16, 2003. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V495/Suzuki Recall No. EN]

American Suzuki Motor Corporation

Models:   Suzuki Grand Vitara Years:     1999-2004
  Suzuki XL-7 Years:     2001-2004
Number Potentially Involved:  196,876
Dates of Manufacture:  July 1998 – June 2003
Defect:  On certain sport utility vehicles, the accelerator cable cap that is attached to the vehicle firewall can crack due to extended exposure to forces from the accelerator cable and insufficient long-term durability of the plastic casing cap. If the casing cap becomes cracked, movement of the inner accelerator cable through the cap can cause the inner accelerator cable to become frayed. If the inner accelerator cable becomes frayed, it can stick during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash.
Remedy:   Dealers will replace the accelerator cable, which includes the plastic casing cap. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on January 5, 2004. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V512/Suzuki Recall No. EM]

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