Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Suzuki Grand Vitara reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Does the 2017 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 have a timing belt or a timing chain?
What engine coolant should I use in my 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara?
Many owners of Suzukis of this era are shifting from the original green-coloured coolant to the long-life blue type (believe it or not, engine coolants are broadly identifiable by colour these days). Make sure that whatever brand you buy is borate and silicate-free, as this is important for Japanese engines (European engines, in comparison, need Phosphate-free coolant).
If you’re still unsure, you can buy coolant form a Suzuki dealership spare parts department and know that you’re getting the right product. One other tip; don’t mix coolants. Like oils, coolants are a sophisticated blend of base-product and additives and these formulations, when mixed, can cancel out some of the protection you’re paying for.
What is the best car to tow a camper trailer?
Camper trailers typically weigh in the range of 850 kg to 1200 kg without the extra weight of things like food, bedding, clothes, etc. so it’s probably best to look at a compact SUV. A Mazda CX5 will tow up to 1800 kg, which would seem to fit your needs. Then there’s a Kia Sportage (1600 kg), Mitsubishi Outlander (1600 kg), or Suzuki Grand Vitara (1600 kg).
Suzuki Vitara 2019: Driver door won't open with key or remote
It sounds like a problem with the door lock itself, so have a mechanic assess it for you and maybe replace it.
Are there 4WD for sale for up to $3,100 maximum?
No doubt there are 4WDs available for $3100, but they will be old, worn out, and probably unroadworthy. Try something like a 2000-2001 Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Forester, or Suzuki Grand Vitara, and buy the best one you can find.
Is there a law that prohibits a dealership from selling a vehicle without a compliance plate?
It’s odd that the previous owner has removed the compliance plate from the vehicle. I don’t blame anyone for not buying because it makes the car appear dodgy. I would be getting the plates back from whoever has them and putting back on the car. You could also try talking to the Queensland registration authority to seek their advice on what to do.
What could be making my '09 Suziki Grand Vitara sluggish?
There are a number of things it could be. Start by replacing the spark plugs and air cleaner, and clean the throttle body. You could add for fuel system cleaner to the petrol when you fill up, and you could give it a longish hard run to blow out any carbon build-up.