February 25, 2004

Suzuki recalls 196,876 Grand Vitaras

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. National Highway Safety Administration issued a list of December recalls on Tuesday. Among safety-related recalls, Suzuki is recalling 196,876 Grand Vitaras, model years 1999 – 2004. The accelerator cable cap that is attached to the vehicle firewall can crack due to extended exposure to forces from the accelerator cable and insufficient long-term durability of the plastic casing cap. If the casing cap becomes cracked, movement of the inner accelerator cable through the cap can cause the inner accelerator cable to become frayed. If the inner accelerator cable becomes frayed, it can stick during vehicle operation, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the accelerator cable, which includes the plastic casing cap.

As well, Suzuki is recalling 20,580 XL-7 SUVs, model year 2003, to repair wiring harness damage that could cause a short in the ignition ciruit.

A complete list of December recalls is available at www.nhtsa.com.

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