Suzuki has recalled almost 70,000 SX4 models, including a handful built in 2007 as well as those constructed between 2008 and 2010. The recall centers around faulty screws that are used to attach the vehicles' side view mirrors. Over time, vibrations can cause the screws to loosen and the mirror may fall off. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, if that happens, a lack of visibility may lead to an accident.
While Suzuki has not yet come up with a repair schedule for the issue, the company says that replacement screws are being shipped to dealers right now, and that the problem will be taken care of free of charge. Owners can contact their local Suzuki dealer for more information. Hit the jump for the company's statement on the recall.
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[Sources: NHTSA, Suzuki]
American Suzuki Motor Corporation is promptly implementing a recall for an issue with the SX4's outside rear view mirrors. The issue is that the three screws that secure the outside rear view mirrors can come loose due to vibration. The six mounting screws (three on each mirror) that secure the outside rear view mirrors in place will need to be replaced by newer, more secure locking screws.
Replacement screws are on their way to Suzuki dealers, and customer vehicles will be refitted as quickly as the parts arrive and customers make appointments with their dealers to have their vehicles serviced. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause.