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Suzuki Grand Vitara (1998 – 1999)

Published on 7 June 2020

The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high-temperature cycling.

In the event of an airbag being deployed, it may underinflate or deploy too slowly, or the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture and metal fragments may pass through the cushion material causing injury to the occupants.

The Suzuki Grand Vitara models affected by this recall were manufactured between 1998 and 1999.

Suzuki recall code: 97GA

Source: Rapex Alert 23/2020 A12/00839/20



Is my car affected?

Type of alertSerious
MakeSuzuki
ModelVitara
Production period1998 - 1999
RiskInjury
Type/number of modelType-approval number: e6*98/14*0053*, Typе FT
Country of originJapan
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also insee the source
Measures taken by economic operatorsRecall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
Published by Rapex2020-06-05 00:00:00

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Suzuki dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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