My 06 Forenza has been awesome .... except that at 79,000 miles - easy on the clutch and most highway my clutch slave has also failed. It did this on I-5, downtown Seattle in rush hour traffic.
I'm currently having to put in about 3-4 oz of brake fluid everytime I go somewhere. Leaking like a sive and usually I end up speed shifting to get where I'm going. Closest dealer is 120 miles away. NO Manual available. No part available at any local parts dealers. Guess I'll have to trust an online parts source and "wing it" to get it replaced. Just did this 2 weeks ago on my son's 91 Ford Explorer - Had to pull the transmission on that as well. Really sucks!
I know that my warranty does not cover the clutch (normal wear and tear stuff). Looking at posts all over the net I'd say that this clutch slave in the 06 Forenza is just a crappy part that is really leaving a bad taste in many owners mouths and wallets. Noting the lack of support for this problem that seems to be becoming pandemic, I'm pretty sure that our next vehicle will not be a Suzuki. Too bad, other than this I really like my auto - we are needing a 4x4 however and I can't risk being stranded like this in the future. Again, too bad since it looks like the new line of 4x4's from Suzuki are pretty darn nice.