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Suzuki Recalls 194,000 Vehicles due to Air Bag Issues

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

In the wake of an investigation conducted by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), Suzuki has agreed to recall 194,000 vehicles for airbag issues.

About the Suzuki Airbag Recall

  • According to the New York Times, Suzuki has agreed to voluntarily recall 194,000 vehicles after it has been found that the passenger air bags could result in injury to children and small adults.
  • The vehicles have included a sensor in the passenger seat that is supposed to disable the passenger side air bag when it senses a small adult or child.
  • According to reports, the sensor in some of the vehicles is not working properly and the air bag is remaining active and go of in the event of a collision.
  • In a document provided by Suzuki to the NHTSA, Suzuki acknowledges they have been aware of the problem since 2007. Instead of recalling the vehicles, however, the company offered an extended manufacturer’s warranty beginning last year.
  • According to federal regulation, as soon as a manufacturer detects a safety issue, it has 5 business days to report a safety problem to the NHTSA along with a plan to recall. Failure to do so may result in a civil fine.

Vehicles Included in the Suzuki Airbag Recall

  • Suzuki names two vehicles in the recall:

    • Grand Vitaras (year models 2006 to 2011)
    • SX4S (year models 2007 to 2011)
  • Though Suzuki will no longer sell automobile in the United States, they will repair the recalled vehicles.
  • The NHTSA received 128 complaints related to the air bag issue in June alone.
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