Suzuki Motor Corp. has recalled over 184,000 small cars in the U.S. because the headlight switch can catch on fire.
Forenza models from 2004 to 2008, as well as Reno models from 2005 to 2008, that were built from Sept. 1, 2002 through July 30, 2008 are covered in the recall, according to USA Today.
The malfunctioning headlight switch was provided by Korean supplier Woochang.
The recall is related to General Motors’ recall of almost 218,000 of its 2004 to 2008 Chevrolet Aveos, which had the same issue, The New York Times reported.
The Suzuki and Chevrolet compact vehicles were both manufactured in Korea by Daewoo, currently known as GM Korea.
Suzuki said the headlamp switch, as well as the daytime running light modules, could overheat, melt and catch on fire on the left side of the steering column, ABC News reported.
The Japanese automaker will contact customers about the issue, and the problem will be fixed free of charge. Repairs for the vehicles have yet to be scheduled.
SOURCE: John Nassivera