Suzuki issues recall for SX4 crossover

Suzuki is recalling approximately 70,000 SX4 crossovers and sedans due to an issue with the side mirrors, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The agency reports that natural vibration can eventually loosen the three screws that hold the mirror in place. Over time, that could cause the mirrors to fall off, a dangerous occurrence if it happens while driving.

The automaker says that the problem stems from the screws used rather than a flaw in the design of the vehicle. The company is currently shipping replacement screws to dealers, who will be able to provide the fix for the vehicle. Suzuki will notify owners to schedule a maintenance appointment in order to make the repair.

The SX4 starts at just under $16,000, which is a rare low price point for a crossover. Drivers who need a bit more space for families and storage might find the SX4 to be one of the best cars for bad credit, especially if they buy used, which will likely knock a few thousand dollars off the purchase price. Shoppers should be sure that the dealer has undertaken the proper maintenance work before committing to any purchase.