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Suzuki Jimny being recalled in South Africa – Details

The Suzuki Jimny is being recalled in South Africa due to a problem with its fuel pump following a recall notice issued for the mini-SUV in the Australian market.

The local wing of Suzuki told TopAuto that it received communication from its global partners that there are additional vehicles affected in the Australian recall, some of which are in South Africa, and that the subsidiary has already taken action to resolve the issue.

“Parts have been ordered from factory (air order), and once stock arrives, there will be a campaign for this batch of vehicles,” said Brendon Carpenter, Brand Marketing Manager of Suzuki South Africa.

The company established that it only affects the Jimny 3-door models produced in 2019, and not the recently-launched 5-door variants.

Customers with affected vehicles will be contacted by Suzuki and instructed on the correct procedure to follow to resolve the grievance.

Carpenter assured local owners of its capable crossover that the recall is not critical to the safe operation of their vehicles.

Faulty fuel pump

According to the Australian recall document published by the country’s Department of Infrastructure, the Jimny’s fuel pump impeller may swell during operation due to a manufacturing defect, which in turn causes the fuel pump to stop working.

If this occurs the engine could stall, subsequently resulting in a loss of power.

Down Under, the automaker has identified 286 vehicles with the defect that were built in 2018 and 2019 and possibly sold at a later date.

The South African subsidiary, unfortunately, could not say how many units are affected by the same problem in the domestic market, but it did confirm that the faulty fuel pumps are only installed on models assembled in 2019.

There shouldn’t be too many problematic Jimnys on local roads, as the Japanese automaker sold approximately 14,860 vehicles to customers in our borders in 2019, with the 3-door 4×4 accounting for a small portion of these registrations.

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