Recall roundup: 2011-2012 Suzuki Equator image

Bad news for the Japanese based automaker Suzuki who recently announced a recall for the 2011-2012 Equator pickup.

According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 73 units of the 2011-2012 Suzuki Equator will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers after buying them not too long ago. The NHTSA is also saying that the recall has been announced because of some bolts which are connecting the engine oil filter and the engine oil cooler to the engine, which apparently have been made below their specification strength. This problem actually sounds familiar, because just a week before writing this article, we’ve presented a similar thing in the Nissan and Infiniti models, and that list included the Frontier model, on which the Suzuki Equator is based.

“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 the NHTSA said in its summary report.

Suzuki says that only 73 units of the Equator trucks will be affected by this recall, which have been manufactured between June 16 and August 31, 2011. Owners of the above mentioned model can contact the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 or Suzuki at 714-996-7040.