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2010 Grand Vitara Premium Sport Utility AIR BAGS Recall

On September 06, 2013, the NHTSA and Suzuki announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s AIR BAGS. Learn more about this problem below.
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2010 Grand Vitara Premium Sport Utility AIR BAGS Recall

Recall ID # 13V405000 - AIR BAGS
Recall Date
SEP 06, 2013

Model Affected
2010 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA

Recall Summary
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Grand Vitara and 2007-2011 SX4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, over time, the OCS sensor mat installed in the front passenger seat may fail due to repeated flexing of the mat from use of the seat. As a result, during a crash necessitating deployment, the air bag will deploy regardless of whether the front seat occupant is an adult or a child.

Defect Consenquence
Air bag deployment with a child in the front passenger side seat increases the risk of injury to that child.

Remedy
Suzuki will notify owners and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion assembly (which includes the OCS sensor mat) free of charge. Sufficient quantities of parts are not currently available to fix all of the affected vehicles. Owners will be notified of the recall in October 2013 and will receive a second notification when parts are available to have their vehicle repaired. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's recall campaign number is VD.

Units Affected
193936

Notes
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. VD
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