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Crash Test Data for 2002 Suzuki

Suzuki Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2002 AerioNot
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2002 EsteemNot
Tested
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Tested
Not
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Not
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2002 Grand Vitara
2002 Grand Vitara XL-7Not
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Not
Tested
2002 VitaraNot
Tested
2002 VitaraNot
Tested
Not
Tested

 

Service Bulletins for 2002 Suzuki

2002 SUZUKI AERIO
Bulletin Number: 0102274
SLOW AND/OR INCOMPLETE RETRACTION OF SEAT BELTS. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0103294
ADDITION OF A NOTE TO THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFTER ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS IN THE SERVICE MANUAL. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0203273
POPPING NOISE ON SLIGHT TURNS. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0204145
CORRECT COOLANT USAGE. *EH
Bulletin Number: 0205074
AERIO FRONT BRAKE PAD. ALSO INCLUDES 2004 MODEL. *MJ
Bulletin Number: 0206203
WASHER FLUID LEAKING OUT OF NOZZLES WHEN NOT IN USE LEAVING WASHER FLUID MARKS ON THE HOOD. WINDSHIELD WASHER HOSE REPLACEMENT. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0306304
ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0401315
CORRECT TORQUE CONVERTER BOLTS. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0405174
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER BULB REPLACEMENT. ALSO INCLUDES 2004 MODEL. *MJ
Bulletin Number: 0405175
MODIFICATION OF MAIN BEARING OIL CLEARANCE AND THE BEARING SELECTION PROCEDURE. 2002-2005 SUZUKI AERO-RH420/RH423 *SC
Bulletin Number: 0612144
DRIVER AND/OR PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR LOOSE. SUZUKI AERIO (RH420/RH423) *SC
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
Bulletin Number: TSB-05-04289
SUZUKI: PARTS LIST FOR REPAIRING MANUAL TRANSAXLE 5TH GEAR CONCERNS SUCH AS POPPING OUT OF GEAR WHILE DRIVING. WORN OR FAILED 5TH GEAR SYNCHRONIZER, 5TH GEAR, AND RELATED PARTS. *PE
2002 SUZUKI DL1000
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI DR200SE
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI DR650
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI DR-Z400S
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI ESTEEM
Bulletin Number: 0204145
CORRECT COOLANT USAGE. *EH
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
Bulletin Number: SC18
SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE DAMAGE TO THE VAPOR CONTROL VALVE. *SLC
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
Bulletin Number: 03022703R
REVISED REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR AIR CONDITIONER EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING USE. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0303273R
REVISED REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR AIR CONDITIONER EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING USE. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0502244
REVISED REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT. *TT
Bulletin Number: 06011703R
OIL WEEPAGE/SEEPAGE FROM LEFT FRONT OF ENGINE. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0602244R2
OIL LEAKING FROM LEFT FRONT OF ENGINE. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0704213R
LOUD CHAIN RATTLING NOISE FROM RIGHT FRONT OF ENGINE BEHIND THE TIMING COVER. *TT
Bulletin Number: 0903143
OIL LEVEL READS AT LOW MARK ON OIL LEVEL DIP STICK. 1999 - 2003 VITARA/GRAND VITARA/XL-7. *TT
Bulletin Number: 1405175
MODIFICATION OF MAIN BEARING OIL CLEARANCE AND THE BEARING SELECTION PROCEDURE. 1999-2005 SUZUKI VITARA SQ420/SQ625L, GRAND VITARA SQ625W, AND XL-7 JA627 *SC
Bulletin Number: 1410285R
MODIFICATION OF MAIN BEARING OIL CLEARANCE AND THE BEARING SELECTION PROCEDURE. *TT
Bulletin Number: 1703296
EXHAUST NOISE CAN BE HEARD FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. *TT
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA XL7
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA XL-7
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GS500
Bulletin Number: 139
GS500F ENGINE KNOCK AT IDLE / A MILD BUT ANNOYING KNOCKING NOISE FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD AREA. *AK
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSF1200
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSF1200S
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSF600S
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSX1300
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSX1300R
Bulletin Number: 182
SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTION - FRONT FORK INSTALLATION. *PE
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSX600F
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSX750F
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSXR1000
Bulletin Number: 177
ADDITIONAL SERVICE MANUAL INFORMATION - WATER HOSE INSTALLATION FOR MODEL GSX-R1000K7-K8. *PE
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSX-R1000
Bulletin Number: 177
ADDITIONAL SERVICE MANUAL INFORMATION - WATER HOSE INSTALLATION FOR MODEL GSX-R1000K7-K8. *PE
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSXR600
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSX-R600
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSXR750
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GSX-R750
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI GZ250
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI HAYABUSA
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI INTRUDER
Bulletin Number: 25
FUEL SYSTEM EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS CANISTER REPLACEMENT. SUZUKI. 2001-2004 VOLUSIA AND 1999 - 2004 INTRUDER. *TT
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI KATANA
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI LS650P
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI LT-F250
Bulletin Number: 122
SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTION - PRIMARY DRIVE GEAR NUT TIGHTENING TORQUE SPECIFICATION. *PE
Bulletin Number: 84
SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTION. *TT
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI SV650
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI SV650S
Bulletin Number: 99505-01029
SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE: ASSEMBLY AND PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE GUIDE. MODEL YEARS UNKNOWN. *PE
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI SWIFT
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI TL1000R
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI TL1000SW
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI VITARA
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI VL1500
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
Bulletin Number: TSB-40A
SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE: REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FUEL TANK INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES. THE DEMAND FOR CERTAIN REPLACEMENT FUEL TANKS HAS EXCEEDED OUR PRODUCTION CAPACITY. *PE
2002 SUZUKI VL800
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI VS1400GL
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI VS1400GL INTRUDER
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI VS800GL
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI VZ800
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
2002 SUZUKI XL-7
Bulletin Number: 0602244R2
OIL LEAKING FROM LEFT FRONT OF ENGINE. *TT
Bulletin Number: 1405175
MODIFICATION OF MAIN BEARING OIL CLEARANCE AND THE BEARING SELECTION PROCEDURE. 1999-2005 SUZUKI VITARA SQ420/SQ625L, GRAND VITARA SQ625W, AND XL-7 JA627 *SC
Bulletin Number: N-Q-G-045
This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball
Bulletin Number: PIC3278F
THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO THE TECHNICIAN THE STEPS NEEDED TO DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE UNWANTED OR PHANTOM PHONE CALLS. TECHNICIAN WILL NEED TO DETERMINE WHAT TYPE OF CALL THE CU

 

Recalls for 2002 Suzuki

2002 SUZUKI AERIO
NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:14251

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, DUE TO IMPROPER SHAPE OF THE CLIP, THE RETAINING CLIP THAT KEEPS THE GEAR SHIFT CABLE ATTACHED TO THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER CAN CONTACT THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER HOUSING IF EXCESSIVE LATERAL FORCE IS APPLIED WHEN SHIFTING TO FIRST GEAR.

Consequence:

REPEATED SHIFTING IN THIS MANNER CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE RETAINING CLIP TO BREAK. IF THE RETAINING CLIP BREAKS, THE SHIFT CABLE CAN BECOME DISCONNECTED FROM THE SHIFT LEVER, RESULTING IN LOSS OF THE ABILITY TO CHANGE TRANSMISSION GEARS.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE GEAR SHIFT CABLE RETAINING CLIP WITH A CLIP THAT HAS A DIFFERENT SHAPE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 13, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AMERICAN SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI AERIO
NHTSA Campaign ID:VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:12/01/2001 - 05/31/2002
Potential Units Affected:5319

Defect Description:

CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) 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.

Consequence:

IF THE WINDSHIELD IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, IT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE DURING A CRASH WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE EJECTION OF UNBELTED OCCUPANTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.

Action:

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 BEGAN ON JULY 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI ESTEEM
NHTSA Campaign ID:VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:01/01/2002 - 05/31/2002
Potential Units Affected:5319

Defect Description:

CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) 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.

Consequence:

IF THE WINDSHIELD IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, IT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE DURING A CRASH WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE EJECTION OF UNBELTED OCCUPANTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.

Action:

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 BEGAN ON JULY 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:07/01/1998 - 06/30/2003
Potential Units Affected:196876

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING 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.

Consequence:

IF THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE BECOMES FRAYED, IT CAN STICK DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. IN THE CASE WHERE AN ACCELERATOR CABLE STICKS, THE DRIVER COULD HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING VEHICLE SPEED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE, WHICH INCLUDES THE PLASTIC CASING CAP. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:05/01/2001 - 08/31/2002
Potential Units Affected:172093

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, UNDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BELOW -25 DEGREES CELSIUS, MOISTURE CAN FREEZE IN THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. AS A RESULT, FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE MAY INCREASE AT THE TIME OF ENGINE START UP, CAUSING FUEL LOSS AT THE FUEL PIPE/FUEL HOSE CONNECTION.

Consequence:

FUEL LOSS IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR, THE FUEL DELIVER HOSE AND REPLACE THE HOSE CLAMP WITH AN IMPROVED CLAMP. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:02/01/1998 - 08/31/2005
Potential Units Affected:801

Defect Description:

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.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS ON THESE VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2005. THESE VEHICLES ARE LOCATED ON ST. THOMAS ISLAND (VIRGIN ISLANDS). OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI DEL CARIBE AT 787-622-0600.
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
NHTSA Campaign ID:VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:12/01/2001 - 08/31/2002
Potential Units Affected:5319

Defect Description:

CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) 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.

Consequence:

IF THE WINDSHIELD IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, IT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE DURING A CRASH WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE EJECTION OF UNBELTED OCCUPANTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.

Action:

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 BEGAN ON JULY 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA XL7
NHTSA Campaign ID:VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:12/01/2001 - 07/31/2002
Potential Units Affected:5319

Defect Description:

CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) 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.

Consequence:

IF THE WINDSHIELD IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, IT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE DURING A CRASH WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE EJECTION OF UNBELTED OCCUPANTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.

Action:

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 BEGAN ON JULY 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA XL-7
NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:06/01/2001 - 07/31/2002
Potential Units Affected:172093

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, UNDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BELOW -25 DEGREES CELSIUS, MOISTURE CAN FREEZE IN THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. AS A RESULT, FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE MAY INCREASE AT THE TIME OF ENGINE START UP, CAUSING FUEL LOSS AT THE FUEL PIPE/FUEL HOSE CONNECTION.

Consequence:

FUEL LOSS IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR, THE FUEL DELIVER HOSE AND REPLACE THE HOSE CLAMP WITH AN IMPROVED CLAMP. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
2002 SUZUKI GZ250
NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:07/01/2001 - 05/31/2002
Potential Units Affected:28221

Defect Description:

THE REAR REFLEX REFLECTOR ON AFFECTED GS500 MOTORCYCLES AND THE REAR AND SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS ON AFFECTED GZ250 MOTORCYCLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, 'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.' THE REFLEX REFLECTORS HAVE A REFLECTED LIGHT OUTPUT AT SOME MEASUREMENT ANGLES THAT IS LESS THAN THE MINIMUM OUTPUT REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

Consequence:

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO A MOTORIST'S NOT NOTICING THE MOTORCYCLE IN DARKNESS, WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TO A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE NON-COMPLYING REFLEX REFLECTORS WITH COMPLYING REFLECTORS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 16, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-255-2550.
2002 SUZUKI VL1500
NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:10/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Potential Units Affected:37911

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, STRESS AROUND THE RIGHT FRONT FUEL TANK MOUNTING POINT CAN CAUSE HAIRLINE FATIGUE CRACKS TO FORM. THIS CAN RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK.

Consequence:

IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FUEL LEAK CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANK AND INSTALL IMPROVED CUSHIONS THAT MOUNT AND SUPPORT THE FUEL TANK. ANY FUEL TANKS THAT ARE FOUND TO HAVE A CRACK WILL BE REPLACED. IF A TANK IS FOUND TO HAVE A CRACK AND A REPLACEMENT TANK IS NOT AVAILABLE, FUEL TANK SEALANT WILL BE APPLIED TO THE TANK AS AN INTERIM REPAIR. WHEN THE REPLACEMENT TANK BECOMES AVAILABLE, THE OWNER WILL BE CONTACTED AND A REPLACEMENT TANK WILL BE INSTALLED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-714-572-1490.
2002 SUZUKI VZ800
NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:11/01/1998 - 11/30/2003
Potential Units Affected:849

Defect Description:

THIS CAMPAIGN INVOLVES CERTAIN MARAUDER MODEL MOTORCYCLES EQUIPPED WITH CALIFORNIA EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT. WHEN A MOTORCYCLE IS PARKED AFTER CITY DRIVING IN HEAVY TRAFFIC, UNDER SOME CONDITIONS, ELEVATED PRESSURE IN THE FUEL TANK VENT LINE CAN CAUSE BACK PRESSURE IN THROUGH THE SURGE CONTROL VALVE.

Consequence:

ON SOME OCCASIONS THIS CAN CAUSE LIQUID FUEL FROM REAR CARBURETOR AIR FILTER BOX. IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE THIS FUEL LEAKAGE CAN CAUSE A FIRE.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CARBON CANISTER WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED CANISTER AND ASSOCIATED VENT LINE CHANGES WILL BE MADE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 30, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-255-2550.
2002 SUZUKI XL-7
NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:02/01/1998 - 08/31/2005
Potential Units Affected:801

Defect Description:

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.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS ON THESE VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2005. THESE VEHICLES ARE LOCATED ON ST. THOMAS ISLAND (VIRGIN ISLANDS). OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI DEL CARIBE AT 787-622-0600.
2002 SUZUKI XL-7
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Manufacturer:AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2000 - 06/30/2003
Potential Units Affected:196876

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING 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.

Consequence:

IF THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE BECOMES FRAYED, IT CAN STICK DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. IN THE CASE WHERE AN ACCELERATOR CABLE STICKS, THE DRIVER COULD HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING VEHICLE SPEED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE, WHICH INCLUDES THE PLASTIC CASING CAP. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.