Suzuki Announces Recall of SX4 Due to Power Steering Defect
A potential lack of steering control is prompting a recall from Suzuki Motor of America.
The automotive manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Suzuki SX4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, insufficient clearance between the power steering pump body and the power steering fluid control valve may cause improper movement of the valve, and as a result, the power steering pump may seize.
In this event, the operator would lose power steering assist. This would require extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Suzuki is recalling almost 19,000 vehicles in connection with this malfunctioning equipment.
Suzuki will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and dealers will replace the power steering pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 9, 2015.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Suzuki customer service at (800) 934-0934.