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#112 of 229 blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start
May 01, 2009 (6:41 am)
>Ever since I blew the head gasket on my 2005 Suzuki Forenza I have not driven the car, that was in September 2008. I had the head repaired and the car have been in the shop since April 6, 2009. I had it at the dealer and all they did was change two sensors, never diagnose the problem correctly, I called Suzuki about the engline light they informed me that the mechanic listed the problem as being loosing water in the engine (yet they charged me for repairing 2 sensors) . well I took the car to another mechanic he took the head off and discovered the head was cracked and repaired before(I purchased this car brand new off the lot still making payments .
Now the mechanic is telling me he went to Al Packer (Suzuki authorized Mechanics) told him that the problem is common with Daewoo engines Forenzas.
I am still without a car and still have to send a payment every month...
do anyone have a solution to a car that will not crank?
#113 of 229 Re: suzuki forenza engine blown [rp3]
May 01, 2009 (6:44 am)
my 2005 forenza had less that 36000mi/ and one day the engine light came on and overheated and that is the end of the story.
#114 of 229 Problems with 2004 Suzuki Forenza Cylinder Head
May 10, 2009 (2:52 pm)
I'm going through a big problem with my 2004 Suzuki Forenza. The check engine light came on and the dealer told me there was an issue with the cylinder head. The good news is that although it is a very expensive piece that costs over $2,000, my 7 year power train warranty covers this part. I took the car to the dealer last Saturday and it's been there all week. The real problem is that Suzuki does not have the part they need to fix the car. They said the part required is on back order and they do not have an estimated "ready" time in which they will acquire this part to fix the car. So, this means I am out of a car for who knows how long. I confirmed with a auto parts representative online that due to the financial/economy issue going on the cylinder head for the 2004 Suzuki is no longer manufactured and therefore not available. I feel that I should be entitled to some kind of compensation. The dealer is not able to give me a projection as to when and/or if they can get this fixed. They are also not willing to give me a replacement car in the meanwhile until this situation is fixed. They said that under the 7 year warranty giving me a replacement car is not covered, but if it would have been covered under the 3 year warranty (which has obviously already expired). They say that my only option is to rent a car until they figure it out. I don't believe I should have to rent a car for an unknown period of time until the car is fixed. This does not seem reasonable.
At the moment, I will be working on a letter of complaint which I will address to the Suzuki corporate organization, the Better Business Bureau and the Attorney General. I will be looking to either have them simply manufacture the part and/or give me a replacement vehicle until the car is fixed. I may also be consulting with an attorney. Worst case scenario, I may have to sue considering they are not complying within the terms of the 7 year warranty in fixing the car.
Anybody else running into a similar situation?
#115 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [ladybri]
May 10, 2009 (3:46 pm)
I HAVE A 2006 FORENZA, PLEASE BY ALL MEANS IF THERE ENDS UP BEING A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT, CONTACT ME. I HAVE HAD TO HAVE A TRANSMISSION SENSOR REPLACED AT MY COST, WHICH ATLEAST A 150 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TO, SO IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON RECALL
#116 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [suzzie033]
May 11, 2009 (8:04 am)
i am new on here and i' am wondering if you can help me..i too have a 2006 forenza .i beleive i have this "transmission sensor " problem..i'm taking the car to the suzuki dealership tonight. i was hoping it was covered but apparently not..my car has approx 54,000..i was drving then all of a sudden it would seem like it slipped into neutral..then it would be fine..the check engine light came on and now it wont go off..i took the car to an auto parts store and they hooked it up to their "computer" . although they dont have suzuki listed in their system all indication show a short circut connection....how much did this cost yyou? is there anything we can do to have suzuki make this a recall if that many people have had the same problem??
#117 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [bukswife]
May 11, 2009 (8:16 am)
YUP THATS WHAT IT WAS DOIN, IF YOU TAKE IT TO ADVANCE AUTO, THEY CAN RUN THE CODE, HOWEVER THEY CLEAR THE CODE TO AND THEN THE DEALERSHIP CANT RUN IT, WHICH THEY WILL NEED TO DO TO SERVICE IT. IT COST ME ABOUT 400 PLUS CAR RENTAL, BECAUSE THEY HAD TO HAVE IT A COUPLE OF DAYS. AND I HAVE NO CLUE IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO, I WISH I KNEW, I AM SOOOO OVER THIS CAR.
#118 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [suzzie033]
May 11, 2009 (8:50 am)
well they gave me a print out so i can at least provide the dealership with the printout ..another thing my car did last night which was weird..i unlock it with the keyless entry..by the time i walked out of the house to the car..the car locked all by its self..i went back inside unlocked the car..walked outside ..it did it again..i thought maybe the battery in the key was low so i grabbed my husbands key..i went outside with the key , unlocked the door using the keyless entry and the car locked itself again..what the heck is that all about??? i am hoping its mearly a reset thingy...this and the the transmission thing is the first problem i've have with the car..i was really hoping that this would be inculded under the warantee..$400.00 sheeese..guess i'll be stuck at home..i cant pay for that and a car rent..sighhhhhhh
#119 of 229 2005 blown head gasket
May 11, 2009 (1:47 pm)
If any of you guys know of a class action sue against Suzuki , I purchased a brand new ford escort a few years ago and I never had any problems with this car until the 7 year mark I had to replace the radiator, my main regret is that I bought a Suzuki. I should have bought a Toyota or a Honda at least these cars have proven themselves, my next vehicle will be an American made proven car. :
#121 of 229 Re: 2005 blown head gasket [ladybri]
May 17, 2009 (9:04 pm)
whats a ford escort have to do with a suzuki?