Last post on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM
You are in the Suzuki Forenza
What is this discussion about?
Suzuki Forenza, Auto Repair, Electrical, Engine, Paint, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#197 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [1suzuki]
Oct 18, 2011 (2:33 pm)
First off, turn off your cap lock. No need to shout at us. Secondly, find out what sensor. An oxygen sensor? Or does it have to do with the fuel injection (a somewhat common problem). You can have Autozone or another independent place run a computer check and find out what the error code(s) is (are). If you don't trust the shop, find another. The car guys on NPR have a database of good ones all over the country. Or google repair shop reviews. There are some really honest people out there. Don't pay the $700 unless you know this is a reliable place that will stand behind their work. The Forenza may not be the most comfortable or best engineered car, but it had a lot of features for the price. A lot of owners have found it to be trouble-free with just routine maintenance.
#198 of 229 transmission problem for suzuki forenza
Nov 17, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I have 2006 Suzuki Forenza with 52000 miles on it. I have had to replace the gas cap several times because the check engine light comes on. Struts cost over 500, and now I was driving 60 miles a hour and the car sounded like it went into neutral, then the next day I was driving 40 miles a hour and it went into neutral 3 different times again. I am now a little scared to drive the car.
The dealer I bought it from auffenburg in illinois and they sold the suzuki dealership.
I had my seat belt recall and auffenburg refused to do it there I had to drive over a hour away to get that fixed a couple of years ago.
#199 of 229 Re: transmission problem for suzuki forenza [kathyc59]
Nov 17, 2011 (1:13 pm)
i had this problem with the suzuki forenza popping out of gear and yes i was afraid to drive mine too, mine is a 2007 brand new when i bought it, i complained to the company in california, and they contacted the local suzuki and fixed it for me free, after i had paid $300 to fix something else that did not fix it, the crank shaft sensor, so i do not know what had to be fixed , another sensor, but if you complain to the suzuki in california, they might get it fixed for you free, which is a great deal, in am in oregon, thanks, hope this helps. complain, complain, squeaky wheel, you know,
#200 of 229 2004 suzuki forenza problem
Nov 21, 2011 (11:52 am)
I recently started having a problem with my 04 forenza. My check engine light is blinking, which I didn't know could happen, and my car feels like it is low on power until it warms up, especially when it is shifting between first and second gear. It jerks and is idling rough. I am wary on taking it to a mechanic as they have been wrong and screwed me out of money before. Anyone have this problem before or have any thoughts?
#201 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza problem [rcolli16]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (7:34 am)
A blinking engine light is an emergency signal. You shouldn't be driving the car. It sounds like you might have a clogged catalytic converter.
#202 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza problem [rcolli16]
Nov 22, 2011 (2:35 pm)
A blinking check engine light does not necessarily mean that you must not drive the car. The light will usually blink if you have more than one error code going. You need to get to Autozone or some place that can give you a readout of your error codes, and then you will know more.
And some mechanics are better than others. Do a google search and see who gets good ratings or recommendations in your area. Or check Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers on npr.com to see if they list a good mechanic in your area. Good luck.
#203 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza problem [gregg_vw]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2011 (5:34 pm)
True a blinking light doesn't mean "pull over" but I like to advise people to treat a blinking light a lot more seriously than a steady light--the catalytic converter can be damaged in case of misfire because raw fuel is being dumped into it. I haven't heard of multiple codes setting off a blinking light, so I don't know about that.
Blinking light is definitely a misfire--this is standard on all OBD-II systems far as I know.
#204 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 24, 2011 (8:50 am)
You are right as well, Mr. host. A misfiring will cause a blinking light. But so will multiple error codes. The thing is, you don't know which is which. You just know that you have more than a simple error code going on (e.g., a failing oxygen sensor or a loose gas cap). Thus, it is made to blink to tell the driver to get the situation checked out ASAP.
#205 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza problem [gregg_vw]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 24, 2011 (11:12 am)
That's interesting. Do you have any further info on that or a link? I've never heard of multiple codes setting off a blinking light but if that's a built in feature for OBD-II, I'd like to know more about it.
#206 of 229 Re: 2004 suzuki forenza problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 25, 2011 (1:42 pm)
It's obvious from the bit of research I have done that, as you said, blinking seems to indicate a misfire. I was going on information from the manual for my Mazda Millenia (no longer own it) that stated if another problem occurs while the MIL light is already on due to an error code, the MIL light could start blinking, to indicate additional error code(s). Never mind.