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Suzuki Forenza, Auto Repair, Electrical, Engine, Paint, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#149 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [crystal3271]
Dec 22, 2009 (2:36 pm)
I have a 2006 forenza it has been to the shop more times than I can count. At 30,000 mile the struts have to be replaced. we have had electrical problems since day one. The car has left my wife on the road at least four times. the blower motor also had to be replaced . we have been waiting for the part for at least three weeks now. The service is terrible .I will never by another Suzuki product ever again. If anyone starts a class action suit I am In on it. the car has been garbage since day one. I recommend no one buy any of their products. On top of everything I had to replace the tires at 20,000.
#150 of 229 Engine Hesitation
Dec 22, 2009 (4:44 pm)
I have a 2004 Forenza that has developed, what I would describe as, a hesitation or spudder in the engine once it has warmed up. It only seems to hesitate or spudder when I am at a cruising speed and the car is trying to maintain the speed. When I am accelerating it tends to stop or not as noticable. Any idea as to what could be causing this problem?
#151 of 229 Re: Problems with 2004 Suzuki Forenza Cylinder Head [jh2416]
Jan 22, 2010 (7:35 pm)
My daughter is having the same problem but the dealer wants all records of maintenance in order to honor the warranty. Did your dealer request all records from you to have this done?
We don't have the records because the dealer that we went to went out of business because the goverment was after him and he would not transfer the records over.
How did yours turn out?
#152 of 229 Re: Problems with 2004 Suzuki Forenza Cylinder Head [robinson9676]
Jan 23, 2010 (7:45 pm)
yes our deal requested the records and they wanted to charge 1,000 dollars to replace the part that need to be replaced,so what i would suggest is go to a local mechanic and get a computer scan on the vehicle to see what is actually causing the problem just like i did,it was well worth the 20dollars and i replaced the part myself your daughter might be able to use the computer scan as a record to the dealership but please verify that before taking the result of the computer scan have a good day
#153 of 229 Re: Problems with 2004 Suzuki Forenza Cylinder Head [robinson9676]
Jan 23, 2010 (8:03 pm)
here is the problem i had with my suzuki,the car was doing great for 3 months we had a mechanic fix and seal the head cover with a new gasket and replace the spark plugs at the beginning of the three months after that we went shopping and the car just died so i had it towed to a mechanic and paid the tow fee after i asked the local mechanic to check it over with his computer and give me the computer read out with the codes of the parts,well he did and he charged me 20dollars for that,after i towed it back to the house and let it set everyday i went outside and check all the sensors that i was given by code,i did this for two weeks,afterwards i thought really hard about what was the problem,so i check the fuse box and found three fuses blown-cost 5 dollars,after i replaced the fuses,i checked all wires and fond three wires that belong to one sensor that was located at the top right side of the motor which was the camshaft sensor this was my problem because a computer can not tell you about a short or blown fuses if i had bought all the parts by code it would of cost me 500dollars for me to reconnect the three wires all i needed was tape now the runs and is doing great
#154 of 229 Defroster problems on an 08 forenza
Mar 03, 2010 (11:59 am)
So I have an 08 Forenza, bought when all the dealerships were closing down out here for cheap. But the one problem I have on this car is one that my shop guys can't figure out.
If the radio is on and I turn on the defroster the radio turns to static. They figured it would be on the back window where both the defroster and antenna are.. But I can't afford to spend the money to pay Labor that could take hours to days to even just locate the problem.
Has anyone else had this problem and figured it out so I can just tell them how to fix it. There was no warranty and calling the dealership is useless, wasn't their car. Calling Suzuki got me nowhere either, save for a beating in how I'm not a mechanic and cannot prove the problem to them. Funny right? Anyway, anyone have some suggestions?
#155 of 229 2006 Suzuki Forenza Shock/Strut Assembly
Mar 06, 2010 (3:34 pm)
We bought our 2006 Forenza as a pre-owned in March 2008. Took it to our trusted mechanic last week for state inspection and he said (and showed me) that the front shock/strut assembly seems to be defective. The mounting brackets are broken.In addition the shocks were leaking. He said he would be happy to fix it for us but advised to talk to Suzuki first about a possible recall. I called the main Suzuki number and was told if shocks are leaking, it is considered defective. The vehicle is a 2006 but was first put in service in January 2007, so the basic warranty actually just expired like 5 weeks ago. There is only 21000 miles on the car. We bought it with 11000 and only put 10000 on it in two years. The main office said we need to take it to the Suzuki dealer so they can verify the problem. And maybe they could grant us goodwill warranty if the parts are defective. And you guessed it - $750 worth of work. Of course, the Suzuki dealer says normal wear and tear, not defective parts. I asked him to hear my point of view - the car is only 3 years old with 21000 miles on it - no accidents, no neglect, no front end damage and all my service records up to date. How do you explain new shocks/struts at 21000 miles? Needless to say, I'm fighting with them but I would like to know if anyone else is having this type problem. And on a footnote, the dealer told me they can fix it, but these particular parts are back-ordered for two weeks. Hmmm? Makes me believe other people are having this problem. And by the way, two of our four door handles already broke and had to be replaced. Time to shop for something else. I guess this is just the tip of the iceberg. Good luck to everyone else.
#156 of 229 2006 forenza transmission prob
Apr 03, 2010 (7:29 am)
2006 forenza transmission started to slip engine light came on Took to auto zone abd they said it was transmission controler? Reset computer by disconecting battery and is driving normal again. any tips or advise?
#157 of 229 Re: 2006 forenza transmission prob [mark210]
Jul 09, 2010 (6:12 pm)
I am having the same problem right now with my 2007 Suzuki Forenza. All of a sudden, transmission started slipped. Jerking in and out. As with everyone else I've read on here, dealers closing down everywhere. The one I did find within 50 miles, the guy was a total jerk. Acted like he could give a flip, oh and yeah, my warranty is OUT.
So I have a good friend who's a mechanic. And of course after an act of congress to find and then take off the plug (having to literally grind his own tool), there was plenty of fluid in there, but it STANK! Hopefully it just needs flushed out and replace. Manual says every 30,000 miles?? Hope that's it.
#158 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [crystal3271]
Jul 09, 2010 (6:15 pm)
OMG all that is happening to me right now. My 2007 Forenza.
Drivers inside door handle snapped right off one day. Thankfully still under warranty at that time.
Now transmission slipping. Hoping it just needs flushed. Whatever happened with yours?