Suzuki Recalls 2M Amid Reports Of Smoking Ignitions

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Suzuki is recalling a record 2 million vehicles to replace ignition switches amid reports of smoke and fumes being emitted from the part.

The recall adds 1,873,000 vehicles to the 168,000 previously recalled late last month, Reuters reports. Both figures apply to nine models made in Japan, including the Chevrolet Cruze, Mazda AZ-Wagon, Mazda Carol, and Suzuki’s own Alto, Wagon R and Swift. The recall for the latter three covers vehicles built between 1998 and 2009.

Another 133,700 models in the new recall were sold overseas in Australia and Europe, including the aforementioned Swift, Alto and Cruze.

Thus far, 67 reports of smoking switches have been reported, including 18 in police cars. The reports have all come from Japan.

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Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • PeteRR PeteRR on Apr 22, 2015

    The big news is that Suzuki has sold 2 million cars.

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    • Marcelo de Vasconcellos Marcelo de Vasconcellos on Apr 24, 2015

      Is it now? Of the Asian "independents" (Honda possibly aside due to size and other businesses), Suzuki with its CUV/SUV tradition and know-how, India, small cars and that little motorcycle business is the cream of the crop. Of the top brands scrambling for six million global sales, few would not reach that having Suzuki under its belt. Oh well. To know what you speak of is so hard!

  • 55_wrench 55_wrench on Apr 22, 2015

    They've had plenty of practice. The GT750 2-stroke street bike I once had smoked plenty too. Nothing here to see, move along folks...

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Apr 23, 2015

    I like the Honda Kei vehicles better. They have the N-box I think it's called, I like that one. It even has special editions like "1950's America" and "Wood Panel Library" and stuff. And you can buy an N-Camp!

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Apr 24, 2015

      @Marcelo de Vasconcellos The One looks a bit too campy for me, trying too hard. This N-box is what I like (and is in that link there with the awesome camper trailer).

  • GeneralMalaise GeneralMalaise on Apr 23, 2015

    By some strange coincidence, the Smoking Ignitions is the name of my son's new band.