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Suzuki recalls 25,900 Verona sedans in U.S.

DETROIT (Reuters) -- Suzuki Motor Corp. is recalling 25,900 Verona sedans from the 2004 to 2006 model years in the United States on the increased risk of a fire linked to daytime running lights, U.S. safety regulators said today.

This is an expansion of a May recall of 184,244 Suzuki Forenza and Reno models for the same issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All three Suzuki models were built by General Motors in South Korea. The defect is similar to one that led to the recall of 284,000 Chevrolet small cars in May.

Suzuki pulled out of the U.S. light vehicle market in 2013 after its American sales unit filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2012. The brand continues to sell motorcycles, ATVs, and boat engines in the U.S. Suzuki's existing dealer network was to continuing to honor vehicle warranties and provide service. The bankruptcy plan was approved in court in March 2013.

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