2010-'13 Suzuki Kizashi Recalled for Fire Risk Linked to Spiders


  • 2012 Suzuki Kizashi Picture

    2012 Suzuki Kizashi Picture

    Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 19,249 2010-'13 Suzuki Kizashi sedans because spiders may weave a web in a hose and increase the risk of a fire. | August 27, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 19,249 2010-'13 Suzuki Kizashi sedans because spiders may weave a web in a hose and increase the risk of a fire.
  • The company told federal safety regulators that there are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall.
  • The recall began on August 12.

WASHINGTON Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 19,249 2010-'13 Suzuki Kizashi sedans because spiders may weave a web in a hose and increase the risk of a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"In the affected vehicles, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Negative pressure could cause the fuel tank to crack, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire."

The company told federal safety regulators that there are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall.

The affected Kizashi cars were built from October 13, 2009 through July 5, 2012.

Suzuki dealers will replace the evaporative canister vent line on the vehicles with a vent line that has a filter on the end. If the canister vent line is found to be obstructed by a spider web, the fuel tank will be replaced.

The recall began on August 12. Owners can contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki no longer sells cars in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Suzuki said it is in the process of notifying owners with instructions on how to find a dealer to make the repairs. If you have immediate questions, it's best to call the Suzuki customer service number.

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