According to The Detroit News, Suzuki is recalling 200,000 vehicles for air bag issues.
The recall covers the 2006-11 Suzuki Grand Vitara compact SUV and 2007-11 Suzuki SX4 passenger cars. It does not include vehicles that have already been fixed under a special coverage problem.
Suzuki said the sensor mat installed in the front passenger seat can develop an electrical circuit disconnection over time as a result of repeated flexing of the mat from use of the seat. When a circuit disconnection occurs, the air bag warning lamp is illuminated, the air bag remains enabled. In a frontal impact of sufficient force, the front air bag will deploy even if there is a child in the front seat. Air bags are supposed to disconnect if a small adult or child is sitting in the front seat because of the danger of injuries. Other complaints said adults were improperly classified as children and the airbag was deactivated.