Overheating Daytime Running Lights
Suzuki headlights are catching on fire because of a defect in the daytime running lamp module that allows excessive heat to build up until it sparks a flame.
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Where Lights Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2008 Grand Vitara low beam/running light go out 3 (100%)
- 2007 Grand Vitara headlights continuous bulb blowout 3 (100%)
- 2007 Grand Vitara headlight malfunction 2 (67%)
- 2005 Forenza low beams stopped working 2 (67%)
- 2005 Reno lights go out intermittently 1 (33%)
- 2005 Forenza fuse for right side lights blows 1 (33%)
- 2012 Kizashi headlights stop working 1 (33%)
In the case of People v. Their Cars Catching on Fire, it looks like the flames are going to win.
A lawsuit accused Suzuki of manufacturing cars with a defect in the daytime running lights that caused the vehicles to smolder and burn. Suzuki issued a recall for the problem in May 2014 but, according to owners, no-one heard about it for a full 2 months.…keep reading
The daytime running lamp module in some Suzuki Veronas can got hot enough to melt and catch the car on fire, prompting a recall.
Better keep some marshmallows handy. Just two months ago, Suzuki issued a recall for the same problem in other models. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know.…keep reading