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Suzuki Forenza, Auto Repair, Electrical, Engine, Paint, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#159 of 229 Forenza DIED while driving
Aug 15, 2010 (5:28 pm)
I have a 2005 Suzuki Forenza (48k miles) which has had most of the problems listed (i.e struts, check engine light nightmare, gas, tires, etc).
My most recent nightmare happened just a little bit ago when I was driving home and the car DIED while turning the corner. The lights on the dash remained on, but the steering and gas did not work. I was able to pull over and put in park. I let it sit for a couple minutes and re-started it just fine. Has this happened to anyone? Any idea what happened? I'm a bit freaked out to drive it now.
#160 of 229 Engine Light and Idle
Sep 17, 2010 (9:50 pm)
I have a 2004 Forenza, it has been a gem until it hit 60k, I had the steering light explanation mark issue for two years, took it to CarX in Illinois and also Midas in AZ. No one could figure out the problem. I take my car in every three months for an oil change and am a little fanatical about my cars (and I am female!) At 60k, had a hard time turning the steering wheel, was told I had a leak in the steering wheel column, and this had to be replaced ($800.00). My 76 year old father says he never heard of such a thing and insists I got ripped off. I also had the check engine light issue before with the gas cap seal when the car was new. This was resolved. Now I have the check engine light issue again. Brought the car to Midas in AZ (as there are only 3 Suzuki dealers now in all of AZ-I just moved to Phoenix, AZ last year). I just had a battery replaced (after 6.5 years, 1st time-pretty good for AZ!), and my CEL light came on after this. Midas ran the codes and told me I needed to replace the spark plugs and wiring (std 60k maint) to the tune of $250.00, after doing this, the CEL came on a week later and then went off after 2 days. The CEL light is now back on again and has been on for 5 days. I am taking to Autozone to have them read the codes to me and then I will figure out what I have to do. I also had the timing belt replaced and the water pump (std 60k) and with the battery replacement, have alread spent $2200.00 on this car in August. The engine also revs up when just sitting, it is kind of jumpy when sitting at a stop light on some days,but not others! Does anyone know what this new problem might be? I asked Midas about it, and they have just ignored me. I also asked them to unplug the battery and replug it, as I have heard the CEL can come on once you have the battery replaced. I am a little freaked out at this point, as I can't afford any more repairs in September! . Does anyone have any similiar stories to share, or advice? I will let you know what Autozone tells me about the CEL code. Thanks!
#161 of 229 2004 suzuki forenza
Sep 24, 2010 (4:02 am)
K just got this car october of 09 used and need a power steering pump and my freaking engine light came on and flashed on and off for a few seconds going in bewtween lancaster and columbus last night. It now does not flash but goes on and off and told the code it pulled up has to do with compression. Any ideas? I am a single mom of a five year old, the pump alone is costing me 130$ I can't afford this crap...help please
#162 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza [kellij2]
Sep 29, 2010 (9:20 am)
I had a 06 forenza standard. The power steering light always came on no matter what. Just make sure that you have power steering fluid in the reservoir and you will be fine. The check engine light will always come on. I know have a 05 automatic LX forenza. and my light always comes on. The code tells me I need a new Catalytic converter. I'm not doing that. Somewhere there is a short, a wire that is exposed under your hood. If you can find it tape it up and the light should stop. Let me know how it works out.
#163 of 229 Re: 2006 Suzuki Forenza Shock/Strut Assembly [pennsy3]
Sep 29, 2010 (9:35 am)
My door handles also broke, I was informed my car is also out of warrenty, so they wont fix them. I have had multiable problems with this car. I have contacted Suzuki, but was told there is nothing they can do, magin that. I have also we all get together and make some calls but was told "you cant suggest a class action lawsuit on this site" so I guess there is nothing we can do, but drive it and pay lots of money or invest in another car. I drive a 2006 Forenza also.
#164 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza [joegallant]
Oct 12, 2010 (12:46 pm)
thanks but its my engine light on. Now i have clear liquid right under the middle of my car. assuming water pump what do you think?
#165 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza [joegallant]
Nov 05, 2010 (9:51 am)
I have an 04 Forenza bought it brand new.. The door handles were part of a recall that i only found out about because i went to the dealership to get a gasket replaced because it was leaking oil from the top. in the 6 years I have had this car i have had to replace both front window motors the O2 sensor the transmission (now broken yet again) and the whole motor because the head gasket blew out on it and the Catalytic converter (there r 2 of them in this vehicle) so in my opinion the car is junk and should be recalled completely and give us all a refund
#166 of 229 Heat 04 suzuki forenza
Nov 05, 2010 (11:25 am)
I have a 04 suzuki forenza and i am trying to hook the heat back up in my car. but i cant find the wire in the dash to hook it back up.... help me....
#167 of 229 Re: 2006 Suzuki Forenza Shock/Strut Assembly [pennsy3]
Nov 19, 2010 (6:02 pm)
own a 2005 suzuki forenza it only has 55000 miles had to have wires repair for headlights had the struts replaced at 18000 miles now they say they need it again my sister owned a 2008 she was having so many problems with hers she bought hers new so she filed lemon law on them and got her money back for what she paid on it she had the transmission in reverse by it self she had a lot of engine problems my husband had to call corporate office to get the lights fixed they would go out and would not work he gonna call the corporate office again about the struts they have went they are suppose to life time warrenty on them also there was a recall on them so if your headlights go out and dont come on have them check the wiring harness behind the speedometer
#168 of 229 Re: 2006 Suzuki Forenza Shock/Strut Assembly [suzzie033]
Dec 02, 2010 (1:54 pm)
Hey man!! My doors handle in the back also broke. Where did yours broke? Because I dont know how to fix either.
I had to fix the rear brakes as well last week.
Are you satisfied with that car?