Suzuki Jimny recalled in South Africa – what you need to know

 ·27 Mar 2024

The Suzuki Jimny is being recalled in South Africa due to a fuel pump problem that was discovered during a recall notice in the Australian market.

According to TopAuto, the South African subsidiary of Suzuki has been informed by its global partners that some of the affected vehicles from the Australian recall are also present in South Africa.

The company told TopAuto that it has already taken the necessary measures to resolve the issue.

According to Brendon Carpenter, Brand Marketing Manager of Suzuki South Africa, the company has ordered parts from the factory (air order) to fix an issue in some of their vehicles.

Once the stock arrives, a campaign will be launched to fix the issue. It has been confirmed that the issue only affects the Jimny 3-door models produced in 2019 and not the recently launched 5-door variants.

Suzuki will contact customers who have affected vehicles and guide them on the correct procedure to resolve the issue.

Local owners of Suzuki’s capable crossover, the Jimny, can be assured that the recall is not critical to the safe operation of their vehicles, the company said.

The Australian recall document, released by the country’s Department of Infrastructure, states that the fuel pump impeller of Jimny may swell during operation due to a manufacturing defect, which can cause the fuel pump to stop working.

If this occurs, it could cause the engine to stall, resulting in a loss of power.

In Australia, the automaker has identified 286 vehicles with the defect, built in 2018 and 2019 and possibly sold later.

The South African subsidiary has reaffirmed that the faulty fuel pumps were only installed in models assembled in 2019.

Unfortunately, they could not provide information on the number of units affected in the South African market.

It is highly improbable that there are many problematic Jimnys on the local roads. This is because the Japanese automaker sold only about 14,860 vehicles to customers within our borders in 2019, and the 3-door 4×4 model comprised only a small portion of these registrations.

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