1993 SUZUKI SWIFT

Report Date:
November 30, 1993
Campaign Number:
93V189000
Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Summary:
MISLOCATED ATTACHING SPOT WELDS OF THE HOOD STRIKER ASSEMBLY CAUSE CRACKS TO START ON THE HOOD INNER PANEL. IF CRACKS OCCUR, THE HOOD STRIKER ASSEMBLY MAY NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE THE HOOD LATCH WHEN THE HOOD IS CLOSED.

Consequence Summary:
AN IMPROPERLY ENGAGED HOOD LATCH MAY RESULT IN A HOOD FLY-UP WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. THIS COULD OBSTRUCT THE DRIVER'S VIEW AND COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
SUZUKI WILL (A) INSTALL TWO BOLTS AND NUTS TO SECURE THE STRIKER ASSEMBLY TO THE HOOD INNER PANEL, AND (B) ENSURE THAT THE HOOD LATCH ASSEMBLY FASTENERS ARE PROPERLY TIGHTENED.