By Stephen Markley
Suzuki has issued a recall for 582 Equator pickup trucks from the 2010 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects trucks manufactured between Nov. 20, 2009 and March 3, 2010. It's due to the same suspension problem that's prompted Nissan to recall the Frontier pickup. The lower control link bushing collars in the front suspension may contain weak welds. If the welds break, it could change the wheel alignment and affect vehicle handling, possibly leading to an accident.
Nissan builds the Equator for Suzuki off the Frontier platform.
Dealers will inspect the lower control links and replace them if necessary. Both the inspection and service will be free. Owners may contact Suzuki at 800-934-0934 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.