There is a gearshift lever issue cropping up with the Suzuki vehicles and the automaker in coordination with NHTSA has issued a recall notice for affected vehicles so that the problem could be addressed. The issue especially affects the 2010-2013 models SX4 and Kizashi models run with automatic transmissions which were manufactured in a specific period from 2009 to 2012.
The issue prompts the shifter to slide out of the park position slot without the driver applying the brakes, and this would lead to the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly. Having said that, the number of vehicles need addressing the issue number 60,823 units and the owners can take their vehicles to the dealerships and get the entire shift selector unit replaced free of charges. The redemption work will start from January 19. There is no more Suzuki vehicles being sold in the US owners are advised to check the company website to find the appropriate service provider to get the work done.
The recall notice posted on the website quotes “Shift Selector Moved from Park” in the subject space, and it quotes the affected component as the POWR TRAIN. The notice further notifies that 60, 823 vehicles has been potentially affected and Suzuki Motor of America, Inc as the manufacturer. The summary says that Suzuki Motor of America, Inc, is recalled its vehicles manufactured from July 16, 2009 to November 1, 2012 of the 2010-2013 models of SX4 and 2010 to 2013 of the Kizashi models belong to the manufacturing period of October 13, 2009 to October 31 2012. It quotes that the shift selector slides out of “Park” with the brakes being applied.
The notices say that the consequence of this fault could move the vehicle unexpectedly resulting in a crash. For the remedy, the Suzuki Motors will notify the owners for replacing the shift selector assembly free of charges, and it is expected to start from January 19 of the New Year.