Suzuki Sidekick Recalls

Here is a list of recalls affecting the Geo Tracker. Click the link after each notice for more information:

1993-1994 Suzuki Sidekick:

Date Announced: APRIL 16, 1994

Vehicles Affected: 5,247

Recall # 94V073002

Summary: The right rear and left axle shaft housing tubes were incorrectly welded and can fracture. Fracture of the rear axle shaft housing can result in separation of the affected wheel assembly and separation of the brake line.

Consequence: Separation of the wheel assembly can cause loss of vehicle control and separation of the brake line results in loss of one-half of the braking system, increasing stopping distance. In either case, an accident can occur.

Actions: Dealers will inspect the welds of the rear axle assemblies on involved vehicles and, if necessary, replace the complete rear axle assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA page concerning recall #94V073002 »

1996-1997 Suzuki Sidekick:

Date Announced: JANUARY 20, 2000

Vehicles Affected:13,461

Recall # 00V008000

Summary: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles. Insufficient strength of the mounting base on the upper end of the front struts can lead to breakage of the mounting bolts that attach the upper end of the front struts to the vehicle body.

Consequence: If the strut broke loose, a driver could lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Actions: Dealers will add a reinforcement, for both front struts, between the front strut mounting base and the vehicle body. In addition, the front strut mounting bases, mounting bolts and nuts, and strut bar stays will be replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA page concerning recall #00V008000 »