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.

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara clunking

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Jan 2014

It's hard to believe that something seemingly so obvious could not be found and fixed quite quickly. It's always worth checking the obvious.

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Suzuki Grand Vitara front-end noises

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Jan 2014

The noises are most likely caused by a worn or over-tightened bush, or bearing, in the front-end. The people who were doing the work appear to have been on the right track, but hadn't yet found the solution. Trading the car in would seem to be a drastic solution to your problem, but it's good that you are happy.

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2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara front suspension

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Dec 2013

Even though the car is out of warranty it's certainly worth approaching Suzuki to get them to fix it, particularly if you have the paperwork showing what you have done to try and fix it. A carmakers responsibility doesn't end when his warranty runs out, they have a responsibility under law to fix defective products, and yours would seem to have been defective since new.

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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2009: Power loss

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Dec 2013

Finding the cause of a problem can be challenging, particularly if it is intermittent, or like yours, only when the radio was turned on. You have to pity the mechanic sometimes, but it does highlight the need to be observant when you find a problem. Write down as much information as you can about what happens, when it happens and anything else that might help the mechanic diagnose it.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Shuddering Suzuki

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Apr 2010

The Grand Vitara is a full-time 4WD wagon, so I’d be talking to your dealer and have them check the drive train to the front wheels, and for starters change the oil in the front diff.

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Good for most territory

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Mar 2009

THE Territory will do everything you want. It's not a four-wheel drive as such and won't go where a Patrol or a LandCruiser would, but it is quite capable off the beaten track. Ground clearance can be a problem in really rough going -- we grounded one in a deep wheel rut on a forest track, flattened the fuel tank, and knocked off the rear bumper on a steep climb when we tested it a couple of years ago. Despite all of that it kept going.

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Recall flurry

Recall flurry

10 Nov 2008 · by CarsGuide team

In extreme situations, owners have been warned their vehicles may catch fire.Mitsubishi was hit with the biggest safety recall for the three month period. It has written to owners of Pajeros built ...

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