Suzuki Forenza/Reno Recall

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Possible headlight issues have Suzuki recalling more than 100,000 Forenza and Reno models.  The company says a faulty wiring connection could result in the headlamps’ failure to operate which could plunge a driver into darkness.  The recall, which starts September 2012, affects certain 2004-2006 Forenza models and 2005-2006 Reno models.  Owners will be notified and directed to a Suzuki dealer to have the affected wired reconnected, free of charge.

For more information or to find out whether your vehicle is affected, contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040 and reference recall campaign “NU”.

(Source: www.autoblog.com,  NHTSA)

Suzuki S-Cross Crossover Concept to Debut Fall 2012

sketch of Suzuki S-Cross Crossover Concept

Suzuki S-Cross Crossover Concept

Suzuki’s generating buzz around the debut of a concept car that could find its way into production. The S-Cross crossover concept will be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this fall. Suzuki’s apparently being purposely vague in its description otherwise the official press release wouldn’t characterize the S-Cross design as “Emotion x Quality x Aerodynamics”. The company’s released a handful of sketches but, for a clear look at the S-Cross you’ll have to wait until the press conference scheduled for September 27th.

(Source: Suzuki)

More Men Than Women Rely on Their GPS

A new study by the Australian Association for Motor Insurers (AAMI) finds that a significantly higher percentage of men than women rely on their GPS to get them where they need to go. The results show 64% of men leave the navigating up to their devices, as compared to only 50% of women.

The numbers don’t surprise us, and not because we believe the stereotype that says men won’t ask for directions (…even though we’ve never witnessed it. Even Reuben Aitchison, the Corporate Affairs Manager for AAMI, admits the male desire to find one’s way by one’s self is “a point of honour, sometimes known as stubborness.”) Our opinion is that men just find the technology cool. So we conducted an informal survey that confirmed our suspicions. The guys who love their GPS say they don’t need it to get around so much as they think it’s a kick to play with. And even though they were quick to point out that GPS directions are not always dependable (which may be why women are less likely to use them), we have to give guys props for attempting to make the trip as fun as possible.

How important is your GPS? Is it your primary means of navigation? Or do you have a map handy, just in case?

(Source: www.autoblog.com and http://www.aami.com.au/sites/default/files/fm/news/AAMI%20Women%20and%20GPS%20250712%20FINAL.pdf)

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