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2008 Suzuki Forenza / Reno Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
08/08/13 NHTSA ID: 10052515
TSB ID: TS-30-06263

Suzuki: suzuki has replacement oil pumps that have a threaded plug. the threaded proves to be difficult to remove without causing damage to the new oil pump. this bulletin provides procedures when replacing the old oil pump. *js
04/15/13 NHTSA ID: 10051825

Loss of brake function-extended brake pedal travel. vehicles may experience reduced brake performance and/or spongy, low brake pedal operation due to the sticking condition of the valve within the abs module. suzuki.
04/15/13 NHTSA ID: 10051826
TSB ID: TS 03 02283

Long brake pedal travel forenza equipped with abs brakes. customers may complain of long brake pedal travel and/or reduced brake performance. suzuki.
04/22/11 NHTSA ID: 10036954
TSB ID: TB-22-02041R

Suzuki vehicle: counter measure procedure for dtc p2135. mil light is on; dtc p2135 stored without fully checking system and circuits after repairs and/or replacement to throttle body.
08/03/09 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10030107
TSB ID: TS-09-03129R

Suzuki vehicles: automatic transmission shift lever is loose in the shift gate and/or ignition key cannot be removed. the transmission gear shift lever does not hold firmly to the left of the shift gage as expected.
03/20/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10024197
TSB ID: TS0601238

Required automatic transmission control module initialization procedure. my 2004-2008 forenz sedan/wagon, reno (rq420). *nj
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11/19/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034484
TSB ID: TSB-23-06110

Suzuki vehicles: counter measure procedure for dtc p2138. mil light is on, dtc p2138 stored. failure of the connector and/or wiring circuits between the ecm and the accelerator pedal position sensor. models forenza, forenza wagon and ren
03/12/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10028178
TSB ID: TSB-TS-01-11198R

Suzuki: a/c leak check at suction hose which no longer required to be replaced. a/c may not be getting as cold as usual or may not cool at all. models forenza, forenza wagon, reno (rq420).
02/11/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10023878
TSB ID: 0812177

P0441 or p0496 (evaporative emission system continuous purge flow). *nj
12/20/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086741
TSB ID: SUZ_013175

This service bulletin updates a bulletin originally issued on may 18, 2016, concerning a special warranty extension (zh) for 2005-2008 suzuki forenza and suzuki reno vehicles. the updates are: (1) the existence of diagnostic trouble code (

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Suzuki Forenza / Reno TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.