Suzuki Recalls 2M Amid Reports Of Smoking Ignitions
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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The big news is that Suzuki has sold 2 million cars.
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...
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! http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/nbox_ncamp-1.jpg
By some strange coincidence, the Smoking Ignitions is the name of my son's new band.