Suzuki is recalling yet another Daewoo-built model due to possible problems with the daytime running light module in the instrument panel. This time it covers about 25,899 units of the Suzuki Verona from the 2004 through 2006 model years that need fixing. Like the repair campaign of the Forenza and Reno in May, it's possible for the part to overheat, melt and potentially cause a fire.

According to the Chronology of Principal Events section in the defect notice submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this recall was actually a direct result of the Forenza/Reno campaign. After finding the problem in those vehicles, General Motors Korea started investigating for more affected models and discovered that the Verona was also at risk. However, the report says that no cases of melting or fires have been found in the Verona.

Obviously, Suzuki will be notifying affected owners and will replace the DRL module free of charge. Scroll down to read the recall request or check out the full defect notice in PDF format, here.
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RECALL Subject : Daytime Running Light Module Overheating

Report Receipt Date: JUN 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V363000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25,899
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
SUZUKI VERONA 2004-2006

Details
Manufacturer: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Verona vehicles manufactured June 2003 to October 2005. In the affected vehicles, there may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.

REMEDY:
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the DRL module in the instrument panel, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is XC.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      Bufford Buchanan
      • 4 Months Ago
      Lol Daewoo...
      dukeisduke
      • 4 Months Ago
      Who's going to fix these, since Suzuki pulled out of the US?
        Tom
        • 4 Months Ago
        @dukeisduke
        I thought the same thing. I'm so glad we dumped the wife's Forenza before they closed their US operations. Do you take it to a GM dealer now, or have an independent fix it?
        churchmotor
        • 4 Months Ago
        @dukeisduke
        GM should since they bought GM and polluted Suzuki with that crap.
      bootsnchaps60
      • 4 Months Ago
      Quality Daewoo engineering that continues into the Cruze, the Sonic and the Spark.
      churchmotor
      • 4 Months Ago
      Look how many car makers were polluted by GM. Oldsmobile Pontiac LaSalle Suzuki Isuzu SAAB Subaru at least survived in the USA Just to name a few.
      churchmotor
      • 4 Months Ago
      LOL, carguy1701 used all his accounts to downvote the truth to a - 43 in less than an hour.
        churchmotor
        • 4 Months Ago
        @churchmotor
        So NightFlightnomo200, how long does it take you to do that?