hey i have a 01 go back and read some of the stuff in common problems and modifications. The service bulletin came out dec 12, 02 .. The service rep said there were two starters manufacturers for suzuki the better one has had no problems. The inferior one ..well you know the drill. The bottom line was that it was cheaper for suzuki to fix the ones that broke than to recall them all. So there you have it.. They did do a free fix one mine and everyone else i know who has had a starter failure. Get it fixed quick because because if you wait and it tears your engine apart thats a whole other deal from what i've heard.