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Suzuki Forenza, Auto Repair, Electrical, Engine, Paint, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#93 of 224 Deathtrap
Nov 10, 2008 (2:48 pm)
I have a 2006 Suzuki Forenza POS. I had problems starting my car when I first got it, now I have to pay close to 300.00 dollars to fix a censor that controls my gear shifting. It's not covered under my warrenty, and now I am paying just as much to fix my car as I do for my monthly car payment. Now I understand that cars need maintanance. My problems with this car is it's like a go cart on bigger wheels. It's only 2 years old, and already having problems. OH and not to mention, it always sounds like it needs an oil change. And I haven't missed an oil change yet. They recalled a part in the headlights, the seatbelts, and the door handles already. Can they just go ahead and recall the whole car, so I can get a more reliable one. The last thing that I need is to be transporting my children somewhere and the engine and transmission to fall out the bottom of the car. But if you look at all of the reviews...It looks GREAT!!!
Jan 20, 2009 (9:18 pm)
hi, my name is andres im from bogota, colombia, i`ve a chevrolet optra or suzuki forenza its the same thing i`ve and a question bout my car in the last days, i dont why i saw one light on the board is the check light, but this is normal in my car after clan the engine but i just going to do it a scan for solution this problem, but yesterday i did the scan and today when i turn on my car the light turn on too, somebody have the same problem, if yes can u yelp me please thks
#96 of 224 Tire Wear on '06 Forenza
Feb 04, 2009 (12:01 pm)
Hi! I have an '06 Forenza that I have just recently been having problems with. My first was the check engine light - Took it to Suzuki dealer and it ended up being a "Gas Cap" issue. Meaning the gasket around the gas cap wasn't "Sealing" properly. They fixed it. Yeah!
Next problem: Steering wheel light with Exclaimation point! (left side of dash). This light repeatedly comes on - mostly in cold weather I am seeing (I live in MN). Took it to the dealer TWICE. First time, they couldn't find the problem - said it was "Low Steering Wheel fluid". They topped it off. Next day, Lights on again - drive car back (46 miles) and they find out it's a wire that is sorta loose and needed to be pushed back in ....$100 later and I'm on my way - - next day - YEP, light on again. Is anyone having this issue?? What is the problem?
Last B$*%H...The tires! I just bought new ALL WEATHER tires with 70K warranty Oct/07. After leaving the dealer, they said my tires are in terrible condition and that I desperately need NEW ONES! I took it back to GoodYear and they said that it is a CAR issue the way the car drives low to the ground, the "toe" and the make of this type of car - - that tires just don't last long. I put less than 18K on these tires over a year and 1/2 and I need NEW ones already! Is anyone else having this problem and if so, can you recommend a GREAT tire. This is ridiculous!
#97 of 224 Re: Tire Wear on '06 Forenza [jeng2]
Feb 05, 2009 (3:06 pm)
I do have problems with the last 2 issues you are talking about. The first time my light with the exclamation point came on was because my tire was going flat so I had that fixed. now it comes on sometimes in cold weather but it is due to the part that I may have a bad bearing, so I am taking it to Firestone and having my front end inspected (Suzuki dealer can't seem to figure out the issue DUH how stupid can a dealership be?). That light by the way, is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System so get your tire pressure checked.
So due to the fact that we have the crappy tires issue, is probably why the light keeps coming on. I did just buy new tires (all four) from Firestone but have not had the bearing checked yet, so I will update you when I find out. Should be next week when I get my tax return. I bought the car in February 2007.
To be honest it was my first Suzuki ever, and I am used to Chevrolets. I had, however, had my truck repossessed and am now stuck with this crappy, foreign car! I cannot wait until I pay it off I am turning it in and getting another Chevy. As long as GM is still around!
By the way, did you take your car to the dealer when you saw these problems? Take it somewhere else and get a second opinion. If you like Firestone, you can get better tires there and $22 is all it costs for them to check your front end out.
#98 of 224 Re: Tire Wear on '06 Forenza [lynn98]
Feb 06, 2009 (11:50 am)
That makes perfect sense that since my tires are going down the tube again, that the light would come on. Thanks I will mention that to the GoodYear guy when I bring the car in next week as well. Yes, I've taken it to the Suzuki dealership I bought it from 3x now and they still didn't fix the problem. They know I'm coming back soon though and if this continues to happen
Honestly, I am just starting to have issues with this car and have been very pleased with it up until now. Would figure it's 3 years old right - - isn't that when the problems start to appear? I bought it brand new and it was a "will do for now" car when I got it as I HAD to dump my CRAPPY Jeep Grand Cherokee (please save yourself $ and NEVER EVER buy a Jeep! They are HORRIBLE trucks).
Regardless, I've always had Hondas and loved them. Very reliable and resale is great! This car is intended to be the kids first car, so I'm not worried about resale, but I am VERY concerned with the fact that dealerships can't figure out the issues of the cars THEY make/sell. What the H# us that about!
Good Year is honoring the 70K warranty but I have to pay the difference on what I've driven on teh tires (18K miles vs. 70K warranty) which means they are giving me $60/tire. I have to pay the $40 additional for a BETTER tire that may or may not last more than 20K miles.
Please let me know what Firestone says about your car. And I'll do the same.
#99 of 224 Re: Deathtrap [alexis3]
Mar 02, 2009 (1:58 pm)
I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 06, MY DEALER IS TRYIN TO FORCE SUZUKI TO PAY TO FIX IT, HOWEVER I AM SURE THEY WONT. IF I KNEW HOW TO START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT I WOULD. I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF 5 AND CANT AFFORD THIS.
#100 of 224 trouble with 2004 suzuki forenza
Apr 03, 2009 (1:56 pm)
my husband and i went to test drive a 2004 suzuki forenza, and as we were pulling in to buy the thing....it just died. the motor shut down and all the lights on the dash came on. my husband turned the key off and then restarted it, it came on no problem, but we couldn't figure out what the problem was. has anyone else had this kind of problem. we're just glad it happened BEFORE we bought it. it would have be horrible to buy it and then break down on the way home!
#101 of 224 2006 Suzuki Forenza Piece of Sh_t
Apr 12, 2009 (8:04 am)
This seems to be a common problem with everybody who owns a Forenza.
I was stupid enough to believe that is Suzuki made a good motorcycle then their car would be good also. NO WAY, NO DEAL, NO HOW, HOW STUPID!
I have found the Range Selector Switch is bad. There is no way to buy the part over the counter and the warranty is 36K for this part.
Combined with the "road noise" and the other recalls I'm trading this POS as soon as I can............
I hope those who are searching for a Suzuki purchase find this info before they buy.
Suzuki does not have a "complaint" page anywhere and the dealers only want to charge you for what should be a "warranty" item.
VERY DISSATISFIED................I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER SUZUKI PRODUCT AND AM CONSIDERING NEVER BUYING ANOTHER FOREIGN CAR EVER AGAIN...............
GO AMERICAN, AT LEAST WE HAVE THE PARTS HERE.........
#102 of 224 Re: Tire Wear on '06 Forenza [jeng2]
Apr 16, 2009 (2:37 am)
My tires wear pretty quick as well.... usually about every 25-30k I should need to get new ones unfortunately.... and because of the style (y'all know what i mean lol) i pretty much HAVE to get V-rated about 125 bucks per tire :-\ fun fun!
But.... anyways about the power steering... my pwr steering light almost always comes on during the winter/ when its cold out. Number one, you almost have to let the car warm up for at least 10 minutes. Number two... if you ever hear a knock/clicking sound that sounds like it'd be bad oil... THINK AGAIN. At one point I heard continuous knocking/clicking that sounded like it was a cold engine but would continue even after the engine was plenty warm (say like going 80 down the highway for at least a half hour). Well... my power steering pump blew out shortly after (inside a month or so?). Ran me between 170-180 for most places to get a rebuilt pump however I get a discount at car quest which I got it for about 155. And you may as well switch out the Serpentine belt while you're in there.