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Old 07-10-2006, 11:06 AM   #101 (permalink)
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After 2 trips back to the dealer with problems with my suzuki forenza 2006 that we bought 1 week ago I am going to try a different approach. They told me they will not have authorization to fix something they do not see themselves. The car will not start at times....STILL! They had put the temporary ECM reprogram in but this has NOT fixed the problem. They had told me if it would not start to get it towed in....but then I am sure it will start for them after that. So, I am going to videotape it each time...showing the date, the whole car, the temporary tag and myself, discussing what I am doing and why. With this "evidence" since they cannot see it themselves I hope to put some pressure on. Also, I plan to mention that we are all discussing the problem here and so for good PR they will want to fix or trade this car for one that actually works. If that does not work I may mention my lawyer as I HATE to make payments for a non working car!!
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:29 AM   #102 (permalink)
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I am going to videotape it each time...showing the date, the whole car, the temporary tag and myself, discussing what I am doing and why. With this "evidence" since they cannot see it themselves I hope to put some pressure on.
very smart idea!

Also mentioning your on a forum and talk to hundreds of other owners seams to help some people alot.
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bad word of mouth can do that
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:53 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Yep, she just spilled the beans, now people are going to go around and think you are fixing it to look like ther is something wrong.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:12 PM   #105 (permalink)
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The 2006 Suzuki Forenza has a well known and well documented defect.
Beth, your dealer is jerking you around, as did mine. Your dealer knows exactly what the problem is.
I cannot imagine how a video showing the problem while it is happening will make it look like Beth is setting anything up - it is known to be a random problem - it does not happen every time and is difficult to duplicate at will.
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I cannot imagine how a video showing the problem while it is happening will make it look like Beth is setting anything up - it is known to be a random problem - it does not happen every time and is difficult to duplicate at will.
Dude, don't get your boxers in a bunch, I was only messing around, Newbs...think they know everything...jeez...just a fact i was j/k then.
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Ok, so someone just totally deleted my say so in this... What i was saying was that I had a simular problem and with the hard start and stall thing, I took it to my dealer and they couldn't find nothing wrong, therefore called Suzuki. They told them that alot of people were having a simular problem and the software in the cars computer needed to be updated because the software thats in it now is not good. It is going to take up to 3 weeks for them to receive it. I am telling you what I have exsperienced and what I have been told by the dealer. I too thought it was the fuel pump and thought it was because of bad gas and such due to the switch over and I was wrong.
I'm glad someone can find the humor in this.
How did you make out with yours?
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Its been a while ,but Im back again to give an update. The range sensor is causing the no starter operation problem and as of last week,a reflash has been introduced to correct the hard start problem that has been occuring mostly on the first start of the day .See your qualified suzuki service department and give them your symptoms ,and they should be able to install the corrections .Please be sure to make it very clear to the advisor which symptom you have ,whether it be spins but wont start up or does not spin.

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Old 07-14-2006, 01:29 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Just wanted to let everyone know that the software update was installed on my 2006 Forenza on 7/11/06, I picked it up today. I was given a copy of the memo that Am. Suzuki Motor Corp sent to its dealerships on 7/5/06. Please be advised the memo states, the software install is an "Interim" solution for vehicles w/automatic transmissions ONLY. Database updates for manual transmissions will be addressed later. I was also told flat out that Am. Suzuki still does not know the exact cause of this issue and that I should hope for the best. I was also advised to "turn up the heat" on them to come up with a "Real" solution. I'm advising everyone who is having issues with their 2006 Forenza or Reno to continue doing the same. I'm hoping the rough idle, high revving and transmission problems I continued to have after the 1st repair was done in early June have all been addressed. Good luck to everyone since ALL we can do is hope for the best!

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Just wanted to let everyone know that the software update was installed on my 2006 Forenza on 7/11/06, I picked it up today. I was given a copy of the memo that Am. Suzuki Motor Corp sent to its dealerships on 7/5/06. Please be advised the memo states, the software install is an "Interim" solution for vehicles w/automatic transmissions ONLY. Database updates for manual transmissions will be addressed later. I was also told flat out that Am. Suzuki still does not know the exact cause of this issue and that I should hope for the best. I was also advised to "turn up the heat" on them to come up with a "Real" solution. I'm advising everyone who is having issues with their 2006 Forenza or Reno to continue doing the same. I'm hoping the rough idle, high revving and transmission problems I continued to have after the 1st repair was done in early June have all been addressed. Good luck to everyone since ALL we can do is hope for the best!
Would it be possible for you to post the full text of that memo? I am also kinda surprise that you where advise to turun up the heat on Suzuki to fix the problem, becuase from what I can see Suzuki seems to turn on a ton of heat on GM to fix the problem. What I am wondering is that since Opel uses the same engine as us and seems to have less ECU problems, is to use the Opel ECU and just mod the emission levels.
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