Suzuki calls in 26,000 Daewoo-built Veronas for overheating lightsWed, 30 Jul 2014 18:02:00 EST
Suzuki is recalling yet another Daewoo-built model due to possible problems with the daytime running light module in the instrument panel. This time it covers about 25,899 units of the Suzuki Verona from the 2004 through 2006 model years that need fixing. Like the repair campaign of the Forenza and Reno in May, it's possible for the part to overheat, melt and potentially cause a fire.
According to the Chronology of Principal Events section in the defect notice submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this recall was actually a direct result of the Forenza/Reno campaign. After finding the problem in those vehicles, General Motors Korea started investigating for more affected models and discovered that the Verona was also at risk. However, the report says that no cases of melting or fires have been found in the Verona.
Obviously, Suzuki will be notifying affected owners and will replace the DRL module free of charge. Scroll down to read the recall request or check out the full defect notice in PDF format, here.
RECALL Subject : Daytime Running Light Module Overheating
Report Receipt Date: JUN 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V363000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25,899
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
SUZUKI VERONA 2004-2006
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Verona vehicles manufactured June 2003 to October 2005. In the affected vehicles, there may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module.
If the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the DRL module in the instrument panel, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is XC.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
By Chris Bruce
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