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Suzuki Swift 2009 Problems

Are you having problems with your 2009 Suzuki Swift? Let our team of motoring experts keep you up to date with all of the latest 2009 Suzuki Swift issues & faults. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the 2009 Suzuki Swift in one spot to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Why has my 2009 Suzuki Swift lost power?

Modern engines like the Suzuki鈥檚 use literally dozens of sensors to keep the engine鈥檚 computer informed on the operating temperature, quality of the fuel, coolant temperature, ambient temperature, camshaft position and lots, lots more. If just one of those sensors starts to offer up false or misleading information to the computer, the whole operation of running the engine can be compromised. That鈥檚 when you鈥檒l get rough running and/or stalling as well as the excessive fuel consumption you鈥檝e noted.

Rather than starting to change sensors on an ad hoc basis (which could take weeks and hundreds of dollars, and even then not arrive at a solution) the best advice is to have the car electronically scanned. At that point, the car鈥檚 computer is a good chance to tell the interrogating computer what ails it, and then you can zero in on that component and replace only the parts that are the problem.

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