I bought a 2004 Suzuki Verona last year and sometimes when I slow down to make a right turn or when slowing down to stop at a red light, the engine dies. Then I have to put it back in park & restart the engine. I’ve had it in the the dealer and because they had an old recall to replace the programing, they did re-do the programing, but it still happens, just not as often. It also happens more when I have the A/C on, but even when I just have the windows open, it still dies about once every week or two. I’ve been lucky that I haven’t been rear-ended because it happens with no warning and then is very difficult to control the steering and very hard to get it to stop since I lose the power steering and braking. Anyone have any idea what I can suggest to the dealer to check out? Thanks, Nancy0
Sorry to hear about your troubles, but if you can try to isolate it further that would be helpful. It appears slowing down using brakes is the common denominator, so my first guess is a vacuum leak associated with the vacuum assist for the brakes, perhaps a faulty vacuum hose. The better you can narrow down the problem, the better the guesses!
I’ve had very similar issues happening with my 2005 Suzuki Verona. They traced it to the Manifold Air Pressure sensor (MAP sensor) giving faulty readings. Although I didn’t like how they handled the whole thing, at least my engine hasn’t completely shut down since they replaced it. (I’m still trying to figure out why the engine still runs rough though).