Suzuki issued a recall impacting all 2010 through 2013 Kizashi cars. According to the company, the vehicles come with front-passenger seats that may not recognize adult occupants. If that is the case, the air bag may not deploy as the system might classify an adult as a child passenger. In the event of a crash, this will lead to serious injuries.
Drivers with the recalled vehicles can check if their car’s system is not recognizing if the passenger is an adult or a child by checking the “Pass Air Bag Off” warning light. The feature will illuminate to let the driver know the car cannot protect the passenger.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that the company is notifying car owners via mail. The firm is currently working on a fix, and will reimburse drivers who already repaired their vehicles.
Impacted vehicle owners must beware that over 21,000 vehicles may present the issue. They include the Kizashi from the 2010 through 2013 model years. Suzuki built the defective cars between October 13, 2009 and October 31, 2012.
If you want to contact Suzuki to obtain more details on this recall, call the firm’s customer service at 800-934-0934.
Report Recall-Related Accidents To Regulators
While we do not know if the company learned of any accidents involving these cars, we must urge you to report any accidents tied to equipment failure to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ignoring recall campaigns will cost you greatly. Especially if the car has an open recall linked to a safety issue. Do not expose yourself and your loved ones to risks by not fixing your car. You can always visit the NHTSA website to learn more about other open recalls. And if you have further questions, reach out to the manufacturer for clarification.
To learn more about this particular recall, follow this link.