The Japanese based automaker Suzuki has recently issued a recall for almost 61,000 vehicles because of a problem in which the shifter could slide out of the Park position.
A new recall is being announced by Suzuki these days. According to the car manufacturer, the affected vehicles are the SX4 and the Kizashi, which have been equipped with automatic transmissions. In these cars, the shifter could slide out of the Park position without the brake pedal being pressed and this can lead to the models rolling away and increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
“The shift selector can be moved out of the “Park” position without depressing the brake pedal. If the shift selector is moved out of the “Park” position while the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash”, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in its recall summary of the problem.
The affected Suzuki SX4 vehicles are from the 2010 to 2013 model year and they have been put together between July 16, 2009, and November 1, 2012, while the Kizashi are from the same model years, being produced between October 13, 2009, and October 31, 2012. Owners of these cars will be notified by the company and dealers will be replacing the shift selector assembly, free of charge. The recall will begin on the 19th of January. For any extra details on the problem, owners of the models mentioned above should contact Suzuki at 1 714 996 7040 or the NHTSA at 1 888 327 4236.