Suzuki Verona Called In Due to Overheating DRL Module

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Suzuki informed that some of its Verona sedans are prone to catch fire. Also known as the Chevrolet Evanda in Eastern Europe and Daewoo Evanda / Magnus in other markets, the mid-size Suzuki sedans involved in this safety recall campaign have been manufactured in South Korea.
Basically, Suzuki Motor of America is calling in cars made by GM Korea Company between June 2003 to October 2005. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells that 25,899 examples of the Suzuki Verona from the 2004 to 2006 model years have been fitted with a daytime running lamp module that may generate excessive heat, which could melt the DRL module, causing a vehicle fire.

According to Nancy Lewis, NHTSA Associate Administrator for Enforcement, the component has been supplied by a Hamsar Diversco Inc., a firm headquartered in Ontario, Canada. The NHTSA tells that a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor within the module may operate in an unintended state, generating excessive heat and ultimately causing a fire.

Suzuki Motor of America says that service departments will replace the DRL modules in the instrument panel harness with a better designed one. Affected owners will be notified by dealers in the following weeks, but we recommend to deal with the process a lot quicker by contacting a dealer yourself or the Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934.
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