The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Suzuki Recalls Kizashi Sedans for Fire Risk

September 01, 2014

 

Photo of Suzuki Kizashi courtesy of Suzuki.
Photo of Suzuki Kizashi courtesy of Suzuki.
Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 19,249 2010-2013 model-year Kizashi sedans because of a fire risk linked to the presence of spiders, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall covers vehicles manufactured from October 2009 through July 2012.

If a spider weaves a web in the Kizashi’s evaporative canister vent hose, the web might block the hose and cause the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure. That pressure might cause the fuel tank to crack, resulting in a fuel leak that increases the risk of fire, NHTSA said.

To resolve the problem, Suzuki dealers will replace the evaporative canister vent line with one that has a filter on the end.

If dealer technicians discover that a spider web is, in fact, obstructing the canister vent line, the fuel tank will also be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall began Aug. 12. Vehicle owners can reach Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is VG.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

Founded in 1968, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is the U.S. Sales and Marketing subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) of Japan and is responsible for the distribution, marketing, sales and service of Subaru vehicles in the United States.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH REVENUE IT TAKES TO OFFSET FLEET ACCIDENT COSTS?
Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher