Last post on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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Suzuki Forenza, Auto Repair, Electrical, Engine, Paint, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
May 28, 2013 (6:08 pm)
My '05 Forenza S sedan has intermittent check engine light - the code is always the same, something about the fuel mix not being just right ? Luckily, my husband is a mechanic, and we managed to narrow it down - it only happens in hot weather, and the original code (they cascade after it runs a little while with one code on) just means that the car thinks the fuel cap is loose.
Now, when the CEL comes on, I check the temperature - if it's a hot day (over 90*F), I ignore it. If it gets 'stuck' on for awhile, I have my hubby clear the code, then I go about my business.
We've had other issues with the car - but at least this is just an annoying non-issue.
#227 of 229 Re: 04 suzuki forenza [kellij2]
May 28, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Does that model have the "smart" electronically controlled automatic transmission that is supposed to get used to the way you drive and help it be more efficient? Because I know there were issues in the 2005 model with the module that controlled the transmission going bad and causing the car to run poorly. I don't have the specifics of the issue, and haven't seen a recall notice, but my husband found out about it (he's a mechanic, and has worked for several local used car dealerships). I don't think it's the main PCM that is bad, but something specifically related to the transmission. I will have to ask him for the details.
#228 of 229 Re: blown head on a 2005 suzuki and car will not start [forenzaluvr]
May 29, 2013 (4:17 am)
I know the door handles and maybe some of the others were on recall, so maybe you could get your money back. Check the recall list
#229 of 229 2007 Forenza UGH!
Aug 19, 2013 (2:41 pm)
I am now on my 4th transmission sensor in the last year. I have had my car switch into a higher gear and a lower gear while driving. It will reset itself for a few days but then it gets worse. Clunking sound when in reverse etc..... I called the Suzuki # and was hung up on after they said there was nothing they can do for me. How do I trade this car in or sell it to someone knowing it could put them in danger?
I then called the auto safety hotline 888-327-4236
Everyone having a trans. sensor problem should call them! They were VERY interested in what I had to say. they need to be recalled!!!