Over 100,000 Suzuki Swifts Recalled Due To Fuel Leak

Posted on May 8, 2012

Another staggering vehicle recall has been announced by an automaker.

In this case, the vehicle in question is the Swift, and the recall was announced by Japan-based Suzuki Motor.  Around 109,000 of the subcompact cars fall under the purview of the recall, which was initiated due to a fuel leakage issue.  Of the recalled vehicles, just over half reside in Japan, with the rest having been exported to Mexico, Australia, and various countries throughout Europe.

The problem has to do with the rubber fuel filler hose.  Due to a defect, this component can actually leak fuel, posing a hazard to consumers.  Four instances of this event have transpired in Japan, but none of those incidents reportedly caused an accident of any kind.  No other countries have reported the issue as having taken place at this time.

The vehicles being recalled were all manufactured between September 2010 and April 2012.  This recall follows a previous March recall wherein Suzuki announced that 93,000 Swift vehicles had the defect and would need to be brought in to receive repairs.

Even though this recall affects countries far removed from a Bakersfield car accident lawyer like me, I still find it important to keep up with the latest recall information from across the world.  In my years as a personal injury attorney in Bakersfield, I’ve quickly learned that regional recalls can be expanded to include vehicles available in other countries, which is why I make it my duty to be on the ball with the latest happenings from all over the globe.

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