Suzuki recalls Jimny due to fire hazard

Suzuki recalls Jimny due to fire hazard

July 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The problem is found in almost new cars, it is caused by the wrong selection of materials and components. From the fuel line possible leakage and, as a consequence, a fire.

Suzuki Motor has announced the recall of a new generation of 21,248 SUVs Jimny. This campaign concerns the domestic market of Japan, but given that the cars supplied for export are also produced domestically, similar steps are likely to follow in other markets where the new Jimny is officially sold.

The revocation applies to cars produced between May 11, 2018 and March 12, 2019.

It has been established that part of the fuel line in the car’s engine compartment is made of inappropriate materials: in real-life conditions, the hoses quickly deform and lose their elasticity. This is mainly due to temperature extremes. As a result, cracks, creases and other mechanical damage appear on them. This can lead to the flow of fuel and, as a result, cause a fire.

Officially confirmed two such cases in Japan, none of them was affected.

Suzuki expects to quickly fix the problem. The part of the fuel line that has come under suspicion will be replaced entirely, even if there are no externally visible damage. It is argued that new components will be used, made of materials that are resistant to temperature extremes and vibration.

It is worth noting that this is one of the first major (given the volume of the release model) reviews of the new Jimny. Until now, this SUV has not become an object of criticism due to poor-quality component materials.