Remember when Suzuki issued a recall in Japan on select models of the all-new Jimny due to a possible fuel leak? Well after getting in touch with Suzuki Philippines, the company assured that all models bound for the Philippines are not affected by the issue.
In an official statement, Suzuki Philippines said that the models affected by the recent recall are only meant for the Japanese domestic market (JDM). The local models brought in by the company are in no way affected by the recall over in Japan.
“The recall campaign for the All New Jimny is for Japan domestic market only. This does not affect, in any way, the model that is being offered by Suzuki Philippines, Inc (SPH).
Aside from that, Suzuki Philippines also mentioned that the JDM models that are part of the recall campaign are powered by the turbocharged 660cc three-cylinder engine, not the 1.5-liter K15B which we get locally. The automaker assures that the K15B engine has no issues whatsoever and does not have any problems with its fuel system.
With the all-new Jimny still in high demand, the recent issue caused somewhat of a stir, particularly those who have already reserved a unit. But with Suzuki Philippines putting the fuel leak issue to bed, perhaps customers who already placed an order for the Jimny will now be have some peace of mind.
In review, the 2019 Jimny is powered by a new 1.5-liter engine that puts out 102 PS and 130 Nm of torque. Power is then transferred to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission. All models come with 4WD capability along with hill-descent control.