Suzuki Australia says 3,519 manual-transmission Lianas built between January 2001 and January 2006 are affected.
Suzuki will contact all owners directly and urges customers to contact their nearest authorised Suzuki Dealer as soon as receiving their official recall notification advice .
The safety recall will replace the retainer clip following some reports of failure which led to the manual gear selector malfunctioning. In the case where first gear is selected rapidly with a high degree of force, the retaining clip may repeatedly strike the gear selector housing bracket and could ultimately dislodge or break.
The replacement clip is of a different design that will not strike the bracket under these conditions. Suzuki says the replacement will be free of charge and should only take about 20 minutes to fit.