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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.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 AOL.
[Sources: NHTSA, Suzuki]

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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.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, there's a first for everything!

      The SX4 would totally be on my list if it had a 5 or 6 speed auto. I wish I didn't mind CVTs since they're in a lot of cars I like ('sup, Subaru Outback), but I just can't get past them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      brake overrides, mirrors, man... all the complicated stuff recently
      • 4 Years Ago
      Your kidding, they cannot even make a screw now, what is the rest of the car bolted together with zip-ties?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like Suzuki has a screw loose. HA HA HA HA i'm so funny. A screw? really, a screw? Thats kind of nitpicking isn't it? People are going to have to schedule an appointment and take time off work to have a screw tightened. I sure am glad I don't own a car manufacturing company. Nissan has 2 million cars being recalled for a bad relay and as of yet it has caused no problems. You can find fault in every thing if you look hard enough.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take a loose screw in the side view mirror after 70k or so miles than a stuck brake petal or major drivetrain issue. From what I know Suzuki usually does not have those recalls, so I'll be happy to take my shiny new philips heads screw thank you.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. Compared to catastrophic Toyota recalls (not to mention the recent buyback cover-ups) ...Suzuki has but very, very minor recall issues.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm old enough to remember a time when car companies didnt recall for anything. There was a time when even widely known problems were a case of owner SOL....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I saw this earlier on detroitnews.com. Mitsubishi is recalling cars too, as well as Ford.