Suzuki is now officially out of the business of selling new cars in the U.S. market, but still has to tend to the business of winding down its operations. One of the less-glamorous sides of the nuts-and-bolts of a car company is dealing with recalls, and unfortunately for the embattled niche Japanese automaker, it's having to contend with another. 2007 model-year XL7 crossover models sold in certain western states are subject to a recall on the fuel pump module.
The Problem: 2007 model-year Suzuki XL7 crossover models originally sold or registered in Arizona, California, Nevada or Texas may have a faulty plastic fuel pump module in which the fuel return or supply port could develop a crack, resulting in a fuel leak, which could lead to an engine compartment fire.
The Fix: Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers or authorized repair facilities will replace the fuel pump module free of charge. A timeframe for notification has not yet been announced. Owners can contact Suzuki at 714-996-7040, or NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 2830 XL7 models manufactured from June 13, 2006 through December 22, 2006, and originally sold or registered in Arizona, California, Nevada or Texas.