Suzuki recalls nearly half a million cars; brake booster may fail on several models

Suzuki has announced a recall for its Swift, Swift Sport, Baleno, SX4 S-Cross and Vitara model lines. There may be a fault with the brake booster on these models.

Suzuki is calling attention to an imminent recall of its Swift, Baleno, Vitara, SX4 S-Cross, S-Cross and Vitara model series with the K10C, K14C and K14D engines. This is because the check valve of the vacuum pump of vehicles produced between 2015 and 2022 could swell due to fuel and engine oil additives. A Suzuki spokesperson told that there is a possibility that the function of the vacuum system is temporarily restricted, which could result in an inactive brake booster.

According to, 65,992 cars may be affected in Germany. From other sources, we found that 481,650 cars are affected worldwide.

The relevant models at a glance:
Swift type AZ with K10C and K14C engine.
Baleno type EW with K10C engine
Vitara type LY with K10C, K14C and K14D engine
SX4 S-Cross and S-Cross type JY with K10C, K14C and K14D engine

According to Suzuki, the vehicle and the braking system remain fully functional – however, in this case, the driver will have to apply more force to achieve the appropriate braking performance.

As a remedial measure, the check valve is checked in the workshop and replaced if necessary. The repair time varies between 55 and 95 minutes. The internal code for the recall, scheduled to begin in November, is “97G5“.

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