x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 September 2017

Suzuki car models Grand Vitara and Celerio recalled over safety concerns

The car manufacturer announced in a joint statement with the Ministry of Economy that it is recalling two older models of its fleet

The Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 and Celerio, not pictured, have been recalled.
The Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 and Celerio, not pictured, have been recalled.

Japanese car manufacturers Suzuki have recalled several models of cars in the UAE over safety concerns.

In a joint decision by the Ministry of Economy and Suzuki Corporation on Thursday, the manufacturer is recalling older two Suzuki models: the 2009/ 2010 Celerio, and the Grand Vitara 2.4 2008 to 2010.

According to a statement, the Celerio has a "mis-arranged wiring harness" where parts had been incorrectly interchanged, resulting in a higher electric current flowing through than was designed.

The higher current could result in the stop lamp switch to burn or melt, which could lead to a stop lamp switch failure. This means the automatic transmission might not be able to pulled out of 'park'.

In the Grand Vitara, an internal spring had been manufactured improperly, affecting the steering. 

Al Rostamani Trading Company, the distributor of Suzuki in the UAE, would be contacting all affected vehicle owners to inform them of the recall, and organising the free replacement of parts.