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#136 of 229 2005 Forenza Exhaust emissions failure P0420
Aug 06, 2009 (1:57 pm)
Hello, I recently had my check engine light come on. After trying to get through car inspection i was told this is an Emissions failure and my car failed. The code was P0420. I went to Suzuki to have it checked and because i purchased an extended100,000 warranty with the car. Thinking this would be resolved, boy was i wrong. Suzuki told me this problem is not covered under extended warranty, only 8 year 80,000 mile factory warranty the parts. They also told me about some federal law that warrantys a converter for 8 year 80,000 miles. Sounds like a line to me. Well i have 89,000 miles on the car and it's only 4 years old, but they won't help me. Now the real problem. The cost to repair this is anywhere from 1600.00 for front cat and to 3000.00 dollars for both, how can this be. The car right now is only worth 4800.00. I can not find anybody with aftermarket parts to repair this. They all want over 1000.00 for each piece plus installation, for factory replacment, and being unemployed right now, I am at a loss. I would think these parts would be warrantied for longer and my exted warranty would cover this. Why are there no aftermarket parts for this and why are they so expensive. Anybody with any advice or thoughts would be appreciated, thanks Dee
#137 of 229 Re: 2006 forenza engine light on [mark210]
Aug 07, 2009 (8:48 pm)
it may very well be that the entire throttle body has to be changed out to correct this condition. I would use a great deal of caution and make sure everything is documented and that you receive all old parts. I can't say enough about covering your own interests when it comes to Suzuki. They will do any and everything to ensure that they come out on top. My website has some of my story available to read, believe me its worth your time. chaconsuzukilemon.com
#138 of 229 Re: 2006 forenza engine light on [maddude]
Aug 21, 2009 (2:46 pm)
What is the warranty on these cars. She bought it used and its an 06 with 62,000 miles. Would a tps or in this case a throttle body be covered?
#139 of 229 Re: 2006 forenza engine light on [mark210]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 21, 2009 (4:39 pm)
3 yr/ 36 monts basic
7 yr/ 70,000 miles drivetrain
8 yr/80000 Federal emissions warranty*
*major emissions systems, of which there are 3 -- the catalytic, the ECU and the OBD-II diagnostic system.
But unfortunately the TPS is not covered under any of these.
#140 of 229 Re: 2006 forenza engine light on [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 22, 2009 (6:24 pm)
I figured that. Thanks.
#141 of 229 Re: 2006 forenza engine light on [mark210]
Sep 24, 2009 (11:44 am)
No shizzle. My Cat blew out TWICE, and they won't replace it. So I bought a performance catalytic converter, welded it on myself, shortened the pipe so it wouldn't bottom out. No problems since.
#142 of 229 Re: 70,000 - Anyone have these issues? [sschriber]
Sep 24, 2009 (12:03 pm)
You need to replace the gasket inside the steering column. It's like.. 12$ at Autozone.
#143 of 229 Re: 2005 Forenza Exhaust emissions failure P0420 [dee42]
Sep 24, 2009 (12:38 pm)
Replace the stuff yourself and have the exhaust replaced, WAY less money. The cat is like 80$ and the piping is even less than that.
#144 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [suzzie033]
Oct 17, 2009 (4:45 pm)
my 2007 suzuki forenza transmission has just started sliiping at 52,000 miles, i'm taking to shop monday for repair, suzuki should recall this, and the door handles that keep breaking off, please post if you hear a suzuki recall on anything, the whole car is falling apart.
#145 of 229 Re: Sorry, folks [pat]
Oct 17, 2009 (4:50 pm)
well drive a suzuki and let it break down a year and a half after you bought it, then suzuki says it aint warranty for transmission, door handles, paint coming off, etc.
then see what you feel or do