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Suzuki Issues Forenza and Reno Model Recalls

First reported in the New York Times, Suzuki is recalling almost 102,000 of its 2004-6 Forenza and 2005-6 Reno models because the headlights might fail. It is the second recall of those vehicles in the last five years for headlight problems.

In a document posted to the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Suzuki said a wiring problem could cause the sudden loss of the low- and high-beam headlights. In 2007, Suzuki recalled about 94,000 Forenzas and Renos from the 2004-6 model years, many of the same vehicles recalled on Monday, for the loss of daytime running lights and low beams.

Kenneth M. Bush, Suzuki’s associate director for government relations, wrote in an e-mail that the 2007 recall involved a different wire. Mr. Bush filed both recall notices with the safety agency.

In its filing, Suzuki told the agency the later recall was prompted by an inquiry this year from Transport Canada, the Canadian counterpart to N.H.T.S.A. Transport Canada told the automaker it received 10 complaints about the loss of low- and high-beam headlights. Suzuki said this prompted it to investigate and consequently it concluded a recall was needed.

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