Suzuki Recalls More Than 190,000 Vehicles

DETROIT (September 14, 2013)--Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat.

Grand Vitara SUVs from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4 small cars from the 2007 through 2011 model years are included in the recall.

Sensor mats measure passengers' weight and determine if the air bag should deploy.

That’s important because the force of an air bag can injure children or small adults.

Suzuki says the mats can stop working after repeated flexing.

If that happens, the bag will deploy even if a small person is in the seat.

The automaker says it has received no reports of accidents or injuries because of the problem.

Suzuki will notify owners starting next month and dealers will replace mats for free.

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