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
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.
Suzuki Grand Vitara front-end noises
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.
2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara front suspension
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.
Suzuki Grand Vitara 2009: Power loss
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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