Suzuki is recalling 5,800 Kizashi and SX4 vehicles because of control module problems inside the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Suzuki says stress cracks caused by heat can start in unsoldered areas [of the modules] and cause electrical issues. This can cause the solenoids that control hydraulic pressure of the transmission fluid to increase in pressure, causing a rise in transmission fluid temperatires.
The rise in temperature can send the CVTs into self-preservation mode, which will vastly limit the vehicle's speed and acceleration.
The recall is expected to begin this month.More information on carcomplaints.com
Suzuki's continuously variable transmissions (CVT) are running hot and entering temperature protection control, a fail-safe mode that slows the vehicle's speed and ability to accelerate.