Suzuki has issued a recall of 193,936 of its SUVs and cars due to a defective air bag sensor located in the front passenger seat. The SUVs subject to the recall are the Grand Vitaras model years 2006 through 2011. The cars subject to the recall are the SX4s model years 2007 through 2011.
Sensor mats in the front passenger seat measure the passenger’s weight and determine if the air bag must deploy to protect that passenger. It is important to determine who can sit in the front passenger’s seat because the power of the air bag can seriously injure children and small adults. According to Suzuki, if the mats are repeatedly flexed, they can stop working. If the mats stop working, the air bag will automatically deploy, even if a small passenger is in the seat. No accidents or injuries related to this problem have been reported to the Japanese automaker at this time. The company will start notify owners of effected vehicles next month. Dealers will provide replacement mats for free.
Suzuki recalls 193,936 vehicles for air bag defect, www.miamiherald.com September 14, 2013
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