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Nathan. 06-10-2013 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by Nathan. (Post 409921)
Has anything happened with this yet? My passenger airbag light is ALWAYS on even with a 140lb person in it.

And its a 2007 Forenza

Heres an update on my 'situation'

I rear-ended some *#$@#hole #@#$@#$head! Q@@#$ucker :mad::mad::mad: who didnt understand the concept of a STOP sign. (I'm getting sued now btw :confused: ) I was able to limp home, and I would periodically start it up every other day because I have a compression mixture in the pan that I don't want clogging anything up, and while doing so I happened to notice the RT airbag light would flash once, then turn off. "Ok", I thought. "At least its off."

So I took my zuki in for 2300$ in repairs (mostly paint and labor and the typical front collision bs), and after having my car for three weeks, they didn't bother to check the dash obviously, because I got it back with the red airbag light stuck on. So I tell them over the phone...ok this is getting long.

My airbag light will not turn off. There are no dealerships around, and I cant find a OBD scanner that will pick up this code its spittin.

Fuse? Short when they reset electronics? (the radio fuse did die)

If anyone wants pics of what the harness looks like in an 07' lemme know. I can tell you the AWG of the wires as well

mingrl88 06-18-2013 02:44 PM

Yes Lawsuit!! Plan of action anyone?!?
Dear KC-Guy and Other Frustrated Suzuki Owners,

I wish I didn't love my car because Suzuki's customer service could NOT be worse! I have been having airbag light issues for about a year now (maybe longer?). First I thought it was just because I use a cushion for back/leg support but after taking it in and having various mechanics sit on the seats etc I was feeling like this was going to be more serious. Then I got the extended warranty notice from Suzuki this winter and took it in to see if the code B1213 under the warranty popped up - sure enough it did. The dealer replaced the seat cushion free of charge and we thought that would be the end of it, but 3 months later the light is on again. Now I've taken it to 2 dealers and B1065 keeps coming up for "high resistance". I called Suzuki and after many tries finally got through to a woman who could not have been more disrespectful or unhelpful. I was told that since that code is not under warranty so there is nothing they can do. :mad: The first dealer said I needed to get the wires for the airbag harness re-routed and that it would cost $150. I thought "that is crazy, if they need to RE-ROUTE the wires, doesn't that mean they were not in the right place to begin with? Why am I paying for this?!?!?" I took it back to the place that fixed the seat cushion issue and they took an hour to look it over and decided I need to bring it back over night and had no idea how long it would take or how much it would be and also weren't sure about re-routing with wires. This dealer is 1.5 hrs one way from me and I have to either take off work or have someone else drive it down for me. :eek:

I realize this is long, but my point is that yes, Suzuki should be held accountable and stories such as Nathan's are exactly why. We can live without airbags only so long as the car doesn't crash but when it does, then what? And we are just supposed to keep driving to the dealers, spending time and energy arguing with them about what the right thing is to do and how much it will be, and eventually PAYING hundreds of dollars to maybe get it fixed just to have it come back again????

KC-Guy, I see that 7 people including us agree on the suit but there are hundreds of people on this forum and others that I've seen that are frustrated with Suzuki because of airbag issues. I have filed complaints with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Admin as well as the Federal Trade Commission but who knows what will come of those. To me it seems like there is just a ton of venting and sob stories on these forums and that nothing is actually getting done. My question to you is how to you propose to get all these people on the same page? I'm sure many would stand by you, including me if you had a plan of action to hold Suzuki accountable for their terrible airbag design.

Suggestions anyone????!!

19bonestock88 06-20-2013 10:38 PM

you have done pretty much what we can do. with Suzuki having shut its doors on car production and sales, it's pretty much a crapshoot as to how much could be done... a person could file a suit against the company, get statements from forum members, etc, but i seriously doubt it would find any traction... however, i would be thrilled to give a statement and help/ participate in any way, up to them buying my car for basically nothing and destroying it...

Nathan. 06-20-2013 10:47 PM

They haven't completely locked up yet, and for awhile they wont. The parts network is still running, and Suzuki America is still in America. All they did was merge and change the official name.

Suzuki is still doing very very well globally.


And on an unrelated note, this is what the Daewoo Lacetti looks like today

funkz24 07-03-2013 03:52 PM

I have an 08 Reno, bought new from a Suzuki dealer in 09. The airbag light was not on, but came on for no reason with (approx. 20,000mi). I took it bck to the dealer, they replaced the clockspring under warranty, the light was off for another few hundred miles, but is on and has been on for a few years. I have just over 60,000 miles on the car now.

Mauricokito 07-18-2013 07:58 PM

Well, first I had to deal with the TRS and now I'm joining the bad airbag club! 2007 Susuki Reno with 61000 miles. Airbag light came on last week, went to the dealer to get it scanned to find out that I have to replace the bottom part of the seat but I was surprised when the guy told me it's the passenger one throwing the code, is that right??? I know the light by the clock (passenger airbag off) has been always messed up, sometimes on, sometimes off, I was under the impression that the red light on the dash was for driver's side failure. I share the car with my wife so we have to move the seat everyday so when I came to the forums I checked the harness and it kind of looked strechted. I moved it under the first bar so it doesnt get pulled any more but the tech said that was not the problem! oh and they also said I'm the first person with an airbag problem on a Reno hahahaha! Any input guys?

19bonestock88 07-26-2013 06:53 PM

Err... Try and not crash, lol...

There isnt much that can be done at this point... And you are not the first with this issue...

You have officially joined the club...

Nathan. 07-30-2013 08:07 AM

Mauri, at this point there really isn't much that you can do about it except for page what will probably be a large sum of pocket to take care of that harness. It's a very sophisticated system doesn't use standard sensors like most vehicles do.

I haven't taken a look at it but I imagine the sensors measure the amount of g-force from a reading starting at 0.0. Most of the vehicles today use AB sensors that will detect an x amount of pressure x force from the front of the vehicle. Because the sensors on these vehicles sit under the seat on the side of a car, I can tell you right off the bat that they're cheaply made but still long as they work.

Bow 07-31-2013 09:22 PM

LAWSUIT on airbag lights. Where do I sign, let's all do it.
There are major problems with the AIRBAG LIGHT SYSTEM. What can and must be done? Soon!! How many signatures do we need to get this going, get their attention!!..??? Maybe if we all set a date and all call in and contact local news station to sign and fax signatures, this would be a WIN case. Does anyone know if bags didn't deploy and has caused major problems or even DEATH??
How does this start, let's get busy.
Tell me what I can do, and I will do it. Right now.

doctordee 12-11-2013 01:19 PM

Air bag light class action suit
Sign me up. My air bag light has been on since I bought the car. Have been round and round with suzuki about it.

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