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Suzuki Forenza (2008 year). Instruction - part 1

 

 

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SERVICE STATION GUIDE
1. Fuel (see section 5)
2. Engine hood (see section 5)
3. Tire changing tools (see section 5)
4. Engine oil dipstick <Yellow>
(see section 5)
5. Engine coolant (see section 5)
8
(RHD)
1
6. Windshield washer fluid
(see section 5)
7. Battery (see section 5)
10
2
(RHD)
8. Tire pressure
(see tire information
label on driver’s door lock pillar)
9. Spare tire (see section 5)
3
2
10. Engine air cleaner / filter
4
9
(see section 5)
7
5
2
(LHD)
8
(LHD)
6
85Z022
LHD: Left Hand Drive
RHD: Right Hand Drive
NOTE: The illustration is FORENZA.

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LOCATION OF WARNING
4
MESSAGES
13
Read and follow all of the warnings (labels
etc.) on your vehicle. Make sure you
understand all of them. Keep them on the
vehicle. Do not remove the messages for
12
any reason. If a label comes off or the
messages become difficult to read, have it
corrected by your SUZUKI dealer.
1. Air Bag Warning Label
11
2. Passenger Air Bag Warning Label
3. Rear Center Safety Belt Warning
Label
4. Jack Warning Label
3
1
5. Brake Reservoir Cap Warning Mes-
sage
6. Cooling Fan Warning Label
7. Surge Tank Cap Warning Message
8. Air Conditioner Warning Label
14
9. Battery Label
10. Emission Label
7
11. Tire and Loading Information Label
12. Certification Label
9
5
2
13. Spare Tire Label
14. Side Air Bag Warning Label
10
8
6
85Z023

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IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH
If you purchased your SUZUKI in Canada
FOREWORD
YOUR SUZUKI:
please contact the Suzuki Canada Cus-
tomer Relations Department by telephone
Please review the New Vehicle Warranty
at
1-905-889-2677 extension 2254 or in
All information in this instruction is based
Information booklet supplied with your
writing at:
on the latest product information avail-
SUZUKI. Should you have a question or
Suzuki Canada Inc.
able at the time of publication. Due to
problem regarding the warranty or service
improvements or other changes, there
Customer Relations
of your vehicle, please take the following
100 East Beaver Creek Road
may be discrepancies between informa-
action:
tion in this instruction and your vehicle.
Richmond Hill, On
Consult the Service Manager and the
L4B 1J6
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
reserves the right to make production
Owner of the Suzuki Automotive Dealer-
In the event you require assistance related
ship. Explain your problem and ask for
changes at any time, without notice and
to your SUZUKI, while temporarily travel-
without incurring any obligation to
their assistance in resolving your problem.
ling in either the United States or Canada,
The Owner of the dealership is in the very
make the same or similar changes to
you may wish to contact the Suzuki Cus-
vehicles previously built or sold.
best position to assist you as he or she is
tomer Relations Department directly of the
vitally concerned with your continued satis-
country in which you are temporarily oper-
faction.
ating your vehicle.
If you are still in need of additional informa-
SUZUKI
MOTOR CORPORATION
Please be certain to provide us with the fol-
tion, or if you are dissatisfied, request that
believes in conservation and protection of
lowing information: the model, Vehicle
your SUZUKI dealer arrange a meeting
Earth’s natural resources.
Identification Number, mileage, accesso-
with your District Service Manager.
ries involved, event dates, your concern,
To that end, we encourage every vehicle
If, after doing so, you still require further
and any other comments which you may
owner to recycle, trade in, or properly dis-
assistance, and you purchased your
have. When we receive your correspon-
pose of, as appropriate, used motor oil,
SUZUKI in the continental United States,
dence, we will be pleased to contact the
coolant, and other fluids, batteries and
please contact the American Suzuki Cus-
Owner of your dealership and assist in
tires.
tomer Relations Department by telephone
resolving your concern.
at 1-800-934-0934 or in writing at:
For owners outside the continental United
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
States, please refer to the distributor’s
Automotive Customer Relations
address listed in your Warranty Information
3251 East Imperial Highway
booklet.
Brea, CA 92821-6795
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IMPORTANT
MODIFICATION WARNING
WARNING/CAUTION/NOTE
Please read this instruction and follow its
WARNING
instructions carefully. To emphasize spe-
Do not modify this vehicle. Modifica-
cial information, the symbol
and the
tion could adversely affect safety,
words WARNING, CAUTION and NOTE
handling, performance or durability
have special meanings. Pay special atten-
and may violate governmental regula-
tion to the messages highlighted by these
tions. In addition, damage or perfor-
signal words:
mance problems resulting from
modification may not be covered
WARNING
under warranty.
Indicates a potential hazard that
could result in death or injury.
75F135
CAUTION
The circle with a slash in this instruction
Improper installation of mobile com-
CAUTION
means “Don’t do this” or “Don’t let this hap-
munication equipment such as cellu-
pen”.
Indicates a potential hazard that
lar telephones or CB (Citizen’s Band)
could result in vehicle damage.
radios may cause electronic interfer-
ence with your vehicle’s ignition sys-
NOTE:
tem, resulting in vehicle performance
Indicates special information to make
problems. Consult your SUZUKI
maintenance easier or instructions clearer.
dealer or qualified service technician
for advice on installing such mobile
communication equipment.
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Vehicle Symbols
Your vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your vehicle, are shown along with the text
describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gauge or indicator.
If you need help figuring out a specific name of a component, gauge or indicator, reference the following topics:
• Seats and Restraint Systems in Section
• Climate Controls in Section 3
• Engine Compartment Overview in Sec-
1
• Warning Lights, Gauges and Indicators
tion 5
• Features and Controls in Section 2
in Section 3
• Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3
• Audio System(s) in Section 3
These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle:
WARNING
MALFUNCTION
DOOR
TIRE
ENGINE
INSTRUMENT
POSSIBLE
AIR BAG
INDICATOR
AJAR
PRESSURE
PANEL
INJURY
LAMP
LIGHT
COOLANT
WARNING
BRIGHTNESS
TEMP
LIGHT
PROTECT
TURN
EMERGENCY
CRUISE
EYES BY
WASHER
SIGNALS
TRUNK
FASTEN
BATTERY
CONTROL
FLUID
RELEASE
SHIELDING
SEAT
CHARGING
LIGHT
BELTS
SYSTEM
SULFURIC
TRUNK
HOLD MODE
BATTERY
AJAR
DO NOT INSTALL
FUEL
ACTIVE
ACID CAN
LIGHT
A REAR-FACING
BRAKE
LIGHT
CAUSE
CHILD RESTRAINT
POWER
BLINDNESS
HAZARD
SPEED
STEERING
IN THIS SEATING
OR SEVERE
WARNING
OWNER'S
SENSITIVE
FLUID
POSITION
BURNS
FLASHER
MANUAL
POWER
COOLANT
STEERING
AVOID
TRACTION
WARNING
SPARKS OR
CONTROL
LIGHT
FUEL
HIGHBEAM
HOOD
FLAMES
FILLER
SYSTEM
ON
ENGINE OIL
RELEASE
ACTIVE LIGHT
LIGHT
PRESSURE
FLUSH EYES
DAYTIME
IMMEDIATELY
POWER
DOOR LOCK
RUNNING
WITH WATER
FOG
ANTI-LOCK
WINDOW
UNLOCK
LAMPS
LAMPS
BRAKES
L3U0002CS
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
1
Front Seats
1-1
Rear Seats
1-4
Safety Belts
1-5
Child Restraints
1-16
Supplemental Restraint System (air bags)
1-27
Restraint System Check
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Front Seats
If your vehicle does not have a sliding stor-
age tray under the front seat, the instruction
Instruction Seats
seat bar looks like this.
(With Sliding Storage Tray)
WARNING
Never attempt to adjust the driver’s
seat or seatback while driving. The
seat or seatback could move unex-
pectedly, causing loss of control.
Make sure that the driver’s seat and
seatback are properly adjusted
before you start driving.
N4U1001A
Pull up and hold the lever located under
WARNING
the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the
N4U1002A
To avoid excessive safety belt slack,
seat to where you want it and release the
which reduces the effectiveness of
lever. Then try to move the seat forward or
Pull up and hold the bar located under the
the safety belts as a safety device,
rearward to make sure the seat is locked
front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat
make sure that the seats are adjusted
into place.
to where you want it and release the bar.
before the safety belts are fastened.
Then try to move the seat with your body,
Instruction Seats
to make sure the seat is locked into place.
If your vehicle has a sliding storage tray
(Without Sliding Storage Tray)
under the front seat, the instruction seat lever
looks like this.
WARNING
Never attempt to adjust the driver’s
seat or seatback while driving. The
seat or seatback could move unex-
pectedly, causing loss of control.
Make sure that the driver’s seat and
seatback are properly adjusted
before you start driving.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
Instruction Lumbar
Reclining Seatbacks
Your vehicle may have instructionly operated
lumbar support for the driver’s seat.
N4U1003A
N4U1005A
To adjust the height of the driver’s seat
N4U1004A
To adjust the seatback angle, lift the lever
cushion, turn the knobs located on the out-
located on the outboard side of the seat
board side of the seat cushion.
To adjust the front seat lumbar support,
and move the seatback to the desired posi-
use the lever located on the outboard side
tion.
• Turn the front knob to adjust the height of
of the seatback.
the front portion of the seat cushion.
Release the lever and push rearward on
• Turn the rear knob to adjust the height of
Push the lever down to adjust the support
the seatback to make sure it is locked.
the rear portion of the seat cushion.
for the lower part of the seatback. Pull the
Pull up on the lever without pushing on the
lever up to return the support to its original
seatback and the seatback will move to an
position.
upright position.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Head Restraints
Pull up the head restraint in order to adjust
the position upward.
L3U1009A
Do not have your a seatback reclined when
75F123
N4U1010A
your vehicle is moving.
Head restraints are designed to help
Push in the release button and press
reduce the risk of neck injuries in case of
WARNING
downward on the head restraint in order to
an accident. Adjust the head restraint to
adjust the position downward.
All seatbacks should always be in a
the position which places the center of the
fairly upright position when driving,
head restraint closest to the top of your
To remove the head restraint, pull the head
or safety belt effectiveness may be
ears. If this is not possible for very tall pas-
restraint all the way up. Then push in the
reduced. Safety belts are designed to
sengers, adjust the head restraint as high
release button and lift the head restraint
offer maximum protection when seat-
as possible.
from the guide sleeve.
backs are in the fully upright posi-
Replace the head restraint and reset it in
tion.
WARNING
the original position before driving.
• Never drive the vehicle with the
The rear seat head restraints may also be
head restraints removed.
adjusted.
• Removed or improperly adjusted
head restraints can result in seri-
Push in the release button and move the
ous head and neck injuries in case
head restraint to the desired position.
of a collision.
• Do not attempt to adjust the head
restraint while driving.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Rear Seats
To return the seatback to the upright posi-
tion, do the following:
Folding Rear Seat
1) Lift up the seatback and push it to its
Your vehicle has rear seatbacks that can
original position. Ensure that the safety
be folded down to increase cargo space.
belts are not twisted or caught under
To fold down the seatback, do the follow-
the seatback.
ing:
2) Push rearward firmly on the top of the
seatback until it latches securely in the
fully upright position.
3) For the sedan model, reconnect the
center safety belt latch plate into the
buckle with the black button, and make
sure that the webbing is not twisted.
N4U1006A
See “Rear Center Safety Belt” later in
this section.
If your vehicle is equipped with the tiltable
front head restraints, do the following to
WARNING
adjust it.
If the seatback isn’t locked, it could
1) Place it in its upright position by push-
move forward in a sudden stop or
ing it forward fully and releasing it.
crash. That could cause injury to the
2) Push the head restraint forward care-
N4U1007A
person sitting there. Always press
fully until it is adjusted to the desired
rearward on the seatback to be sure it
position.
1)
For the sedan model, disconnect the
is locked.
center safety belt latch plate from the
buckle with the black button, and allow
the belt to retract. See “Rear Center
Safety Belt” later in this section.
2)
Push the rear head restraints as far
down as possible.
3)
Press down on the release button
located on top of the rear seatback.
4)
Fold the rear seatback forward and
down.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Safety Belts
WARNING
Safety Belt: They are for Everyone
A safety belt that is improperly
This section of the instruction tells you how to
routed, not properly attached, or
use safety belts properly. It also tells you
twisted won’t provide the protection
some things you should not do with safety
needed in a crash. The person wear-
belts.
S4U1008A
ing the belt could be severely injured.
After raising the rear seatback,
WARNING
Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a
always check to be sure that the
reminder to buckle up. See “Safety Belt
safety belts are properly routed and
Don’t let anyone ride where he or she
Reminder Light” in section 3.
attached, and are not twisted.
can’t wear a safety belt properly. If
you are in a crash and you’re not
In most states and in all Canadian prov-
wearing a safety belt, your injuries
inces, the law says to wear safety belts.
WARNING
can be much worse. You can hit
Here’s why: They work.
• Do not stack luggage or other
things inside the vehicle or be
You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If
cargo higher than the front seats.
ejected from it. You can be severely
you do have a crash, you don’t know if it
• Do not allow passengers to sit on
injured or killed. In the same crash,
will be a bad one.
the folded seatbacks while the
you might not be, if you are buckled
vehicle is in motion.
up. Always fasten your safety belt,
A few crashes are mild, and some crashes
• Unrestrained luggage or passen-
and check that your passengers’
can be so serious that even buckled up, a
gers on a folded seatback can be
belts are fastened properly too.
person wouldn’t survive. But most crashes
thrown about or ejected from the
are in between. In many of them, people
vehicle in a sudden stop or acci-
who buckle up can survive and sometimes
WARNING
dent.
walk away. Without belts they could have
Serious injuries or death can result.
It is extremely dangerous to ride in a
been badly hurt or killed.
cargo area, inside or outside of a
After more than 30 years of safety belts in
vehicle. In a collision, people riding
vehicles, the facts are clear. In most
in these areas are more likely to be
crashes buckling up does matter ... a lot!
severely injured or killed. Do not
allow people to ride in any area of
your vehicle that is not equipped with
seats and safety belts. Be sure every-
one in your vehicle is in a seat and is
using a safety belt properly.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Why Safety Belts Work
When you ride in or on anything, you go as
fast as it goes.
L3U1017A
L3U1019A
Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle.
or the instrument panel...
L3U1015A
The rider doesn’t stop.
Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it’s just
a seat on wheels.
L3U1020A
L3U1018A
or the safety belts!
The person keeps going until stopped by
With safety belts, you slow down as the
L3U1016A
something. In a real vehicle, it could be the
vehicle does. You get more time to stop.
windshield...
You stop over more distance, and your
Put someone on it.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
strongest bones take the forces. That’s
Question: If I’m a good driver, and I
Lap-Shoulder Belt
why safety belts make such good sense.
never drive far from home, why should I
The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here’s
wear safety belts?
how to wear it properly.
Questions and Answers About
Answer: You may be an excellent driver,
1)
Close and lock the door.
Safety Belts
but if you’re in an accident - even one that
2)
Adjust the seat so you can sit up
Question: Won’t I be trapped in the
isn’t your fault - you and your passengers
straight. To see how, see “Seats” in the
vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a
can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn’t
Index.
safety belt?
protect you from things beyond your con-
trol, such as bad drivers.
Answer: You could be - whether you’re
wearing a safety belt or not. But you can
Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40
unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re
km) of home. And the greatest number of
upside down. And your chance of being
serious injuries and deaths occur at
conscious during and after an accident, so
speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h).
you can unbuckle and get out, is much
Safety belts are for everyone.
greater if you are belted.
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Question: If my vehicle has air bags,
This section is only for people of adult size.
why should I have to wear safety belts?
Be aware that there are special things to
Answer: Air bags are in many vehicles
know about safety belts and children. And
today and will be in most of them in the
L3U1021A
there are different rules for smaller children
future. But they are supplemental systems
and babies. If a child will be riding in your
only; so they work with safety belts - not
3)
Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt
vehicle, see
“Older Children” or
“Infants
instead of them. Every air bag system ever
across you. Don’t let it get twisted.
and Young Children” in this section. Follow
offered for sale has required the use of
The shoulder belt may lock if you pull
those rules for everyone’s protection.
safety belts. Even if you’re in a vehicle that
the belt across you very quickly. If this
has air bags, you still have to buckle up to
First, you’ll want to know which restraint
happens, let the belt go back slightly to
get the most protection. That’s true not
systems your vehicle has.
unlock it. Then pull the belt across you
only in frontal collisions, but especially in
more slowly.
We’ll start with the driver position.
side and other collisions.
4)
Push the latch plate into the buckle until
it clicks.
Driver Position
Pull up on the latch plate to make sure
This section describes the driver’s restraint
it is secure.
system.
Make sure the release button on the
buckle is positioned so you would be
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able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
if you ever had to.
Before you begin to drive, move the shoul-
der belt adjuster to the height that is right
for you. Adjust the height so that the shoul-
der portion of the belt is centered on your
shoulder. The belt should be away from
your face and neck, but not falling off your
shoulder.
L3U1023A
L3U1022A
The lap part of the belt should be worn low
and snug on the hips, just touching the
5)
To make the lap part tight, pull down on
thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the
the buckle end of the belt as you pull up
strong pelvic bones so you’d be less likely
on the shoulder belt.
to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under
it, the belt would apply force at your abdo-
men. This could cause serious or even
S4U1009A
fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go
over the shoulder and across the chest.
To move it down, squeeze the release but-
These parts of the body are best able to
ton and move the height adjuster to the
take belt restraining forces.
desired position. You can move the
adjuster up just by pushing up on the
The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden
shoulder belt guide. After you move the
stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very
adjuster to where you want it, try to move it
quickly out of the retractor.
down without squeezing the release button
to make sure it has locked into position.
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Question: What’s wrong with this?
Question: What’s wrong with this?
WARNING
Be sure that the shoulder belt is posi-
tioned on the center of the outside
shoulder. The belt should be away
from your face and neck, but not fall-
ing off your shoulder. Misadjustment
of the belt could reduce the effective-
ness of the safety belt in a crash.
L3U1025A
L3U1026A
Answer: The shoulder belt is too loose. It
Answer: The belt is buckled in the wrong
won’t give nearly as much protection this
place.
way.
WARNING
WARNING
You can be severely injured if your
You can be severely hurt if your
belt is buckled in the wrong place. In
shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash,
a crash, the belt would slide up over
you would move forward too much,
your abdomen. The belt forces would
which could increase injury. The
be at the waist, not at the pelvic
shoulder belt should fit against your
bones. This could cause serious
body.
internal injuries. Always buckle your
belt into the buckle nearest you.
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Question: What’s wrong with this?
Question: What’s wrong with this?
L3U1029A
L3U1027A
L3U1028A
To unlatch the belt, just push the button on
Answer: The shoulder belt is worn under
Answer: The belt is twisted across the
the buckle. The belt should go back out of
the arm. It should be worn over the shoul-
body.
the way.
der at all times.
Before you close the door, be sure the belt
WARNING
is out of the way. If you slam the door on it,
WARNING
You can be severely injured by a
you can damage both the belt and your
You can be severely injured if you
twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn’t
vehicle.
wear the shoulder belt under your
have the full width of the belt to
arm. In a crash, your body would
spread impact forces. If a belt is
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
move too far forward, which would
twisted, make it straight so it can
Safety belts work for everyone, including
increase the chance of head and neck
work properly, or ask your SUZUKI
pregnant women. Like all occupants, they
injury. Also, the belt would apply too
dealer to fix it.
are more likely to be severely injured if they
much force to the ribs, which aren’t
don’t wear safety belts.
as strong as shoulder bones. You
could also severely injure internal
organs like your liver or spleen.
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