Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,800 model-year 2013 Suzuki Kizashi sedans and SX4 hatchbacks equipped with continuously variable automatic transmissionsThe Problem: The transmission control module may fail, causing a reduction in speed or reduced vehicle acceleration and increasing the risk of a crash…Read more on Cars.com
Suzuki Motor Company of America has recalled almost 800 vehicles due to shift shafts. The recall impacts Grand Vitara sport utility vehicles with manual transmissions produced between June 2008 and October 2012, according to documentation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected models include gearshift rear shafts – fixtures responsible for the shift lever to the transmission – that are prone to breakage due to defective materials. Shifters can snap during normal operational movements, especially when maneuvered right-to-left or left-to-right repeatedly. This poses serious risks for customers, as it prevents them from changing gears while driving, increasing the risk of a traffic accident. No injuries have been linked to this defect as yet…