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2011 Equator Premium Extended Cab Pickup ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall

On December 19, 2011, the NHTSA and Suzuki announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING. Learn more about this problem below.
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2011 Equator Premium Extended Cab Pickup ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall

Recall ID # 11V593000 - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Recall Date
DEC 19, 2011

Model Affected
2011 SUZUKI EQUATOR

Recall Summary
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 EQUATOR PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 16, 2011, THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2011. SOME OF THE BOLTS THAT CONNECT THE ENGINE OIL COOLER AND THE ENGINE OIL FILTER TO THE ENGINE IN THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO BELOW SPECIFICATION STRENGTH. AS A RESULT, THE BOLT MAY BREAK AT THE OIL FILTER ATTACHMENT POINT AND CAN CAUSE AN ENGINE OIL LEAK.

Defect Consenquence
IF THERE IS AN ENGINE OIL LEAK, THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE WOULD DROP AND THE ENGINE COULD SEIZE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy
SUZUKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CONNECTOR BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-714-996-7040.

Units Affected
73

Notes
AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP. NT
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