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2010 Equator Base Extended Cab Pickup SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM Recall

On May 19, 2010, the NHTSA and Suzuki announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM. Learn more about this problem below.
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2010 Equator Base Extended Cab Pickup SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM Recall

Recall ID # 10V213000 - SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Recall Date
MAY 19, 2010

Model Affected
2010 SUZUKI EQUATOR

Recall Summary
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 EQUATOR PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2010. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK BUSHING COLLARS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION, MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS. IF A COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, IT MAY CHANGE THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT, POTENTIALLY ALLOWING THE VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS TO DETERIORATE.

Defect Consenquence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE, ONE OR BOTH LOWER CONTROL LINKS ON THE VEHICLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 1, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

Units Affected
582

Notes
AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
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