Suzuki has announced that several of its SUVs are at risk of accidents because of an issue with the power steering pump, so it launched a recall.
According to the company, the pump’s belt tension adjuster pulley comes with a plastic outer portion that could deteriorate. If that occurs, pieces of the pulley could break off, falling between the drive belt and pulley. As a result, the drive belt will come off and the driver may lose power steering assistance. Because of this problem, the vehicle may experience a crash.
Vehicles that may come with the potentially defective part include the 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUVs. If you own one of these vehicles, you should be aware that the heat stress over time could expose it to issues.
The company will be contacting vehicle owners and alerting them about the problem at hand. At dealers, staff should replace the power steering pump drive belt tension adjuster puller for free.
If you do not receive word from Suzuki by late October, safety advocates urge you to find a local dealer and contact them directly for more details.
Many consumers fail to respond to recall alerts, whether because automakers take too long to announce campaigns or because drivers do not receive recall reports. This may happen because the automaker doesn’t have the driver’s updated records or for other reasons. Whatever the case, it can be deadly.
If your car has an open recall, fixing it immediately is the best way to prevent an accident. Many auto recalls involve equipment issues that lead to accidents and serious injuries. While many of these recalls do not amount to issues because companies act fast, others do, and accidents occur. We must all do our part to avoid crashes.
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