A seizure of the power steering pump would cause a loss of power steering assist, requiring extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Steering — Hydraulic Power Assist — Pump

Date Announced
NOV 14, 2018
Vehicles Affected
18,673
Suzuki Recall #
CZ
NHTSA Campaign #
18V804000
Summary
Suzuki Motor America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Suzuki SX4 vehicles. The power steering pump may seize causing a loss of steering assist.
Actions
Suzuki has sent owners an initial notification to inform them of the recall. When parts are available, a second notice will be mailed and dealers will replace the power steering pump with an improved one, free of charge. Interim notification letters were mailed on December 19, 2018. The remedy is anticipated to be available in late October 2019. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is CZ.