The 2005 Suzuki Aerio is a danger on the highways because the front axles may suddenly break without warning!! In July 2011 while in a parking lot about to make a left turn from a stopped position, the left front axle broke. The dealer's shop replaced Control Arm only. Two weeks later, went someplace else & had wheels aligned because car vibrating badly. Found CV joint damaged & boot ripped. CV joint replaced Sept. 2012. Oct. 2012, while stopped at a corner about to make a right turn, the right front axle broke. Called Suzuki in Calif. but they aren't interested in the danger. Owners should stay off of highways and have front end carefully checked at once under strong light.
All Aerio owners should have front end checked carefully as soon as possible, paying special attention to the axles - including all bolts. Replacement of the front Stabilizer bar and all bolts in front assembly should be strongly considered, with replacement of the axles and balance of entire front assembly to follow as soon as possible. Dated record should be kept of all repairs. Front Stabilizer bar, axles and all bolts in front assembly should be replaced at least every five years.
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