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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC condenser fan motor may fail. If this occurs the air conditioning will stop blowing cold air.

Engine -- Verified

The timing chain cover gasket and timing chain tensioner may fail, causing an oil leak or excessive noise. Because removing the timing chain is labor intensive, this can be an expensive repair.

Drive Train -- bear no. 88

stuck in park. i was able to shift the car manually at the transmission. hit the release [ inside the console] and the lever moves but does not shift. can't find a manual for the car hope some one else has had the problem and can help.

2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 8, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, ┬┐WINDSHIELD MOUNTING.┬┐ THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SECURED TO THE VEHICLE BODY DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ADHESION BETWEEN THE PAINT APPLIED DURING THE SECOND-STAGE PAINTING PROCESS AND THE PAINT APPLIED DURING FINAL-STAGE PAINTING.

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Brakes, November 10, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 16-INCH WHEELS, THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS MAY BREAK UNDER SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE BREAKAGE CAN OCCUR IN CONDITIONS WHERE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN ON A REGULAR BASIS ON EXTREMELY STEEP PAVED DOWN-SLOPES WHILE CONTINUOUSLY APPLYING THE BRAKES.

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Drive Train, January 5, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE FIREWALL CAN CRACK DUE TO EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO FORCES FROM THE ACCELERATOR CABLE AND INSUFFICIENT LONG-TERM DURABILITY OF THE PLASTIC CASING CAP. IF THE CASING CAP BECOMES CRACKED, MOVEMENT OF THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE THROUGH THE CAP CAN CAUSE THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE TO BECOME FRAYED.

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Electrical & Lights, December 16, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The ignition system wiring harness can rub against the underside of the intake manifold. Abrasive damage to the harness can cause a short to ground in the ignition power circuit, causing the ignition fuse to blow and the engine to stall and not restart. This can result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair any ignition wire harness damage and add additional insulation and a protector plate to prevent future damage. The Suzuki recall number is EN.

 

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Engine, September 29, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, UNDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BELOW -25 DEGREES CELSIUS, MOISTURE CAN FREEZE IN THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. AS A RESULT, FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE MAY INCREASE AT THE TIME OF ENGINE START UP, CAUSING FUEL LOSS AT THE FUEL PIPE/FUEL HOSE CONNECTION.

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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Oklahoma City, OK

What is the recommended (rule) for replacing struts on 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara (XL-7).

Sylvana, 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Mount Vernon, ME

After all this rain we have been having here in QLD, our road was wet and I put my car in 4x4 to find it doesn't engage, how can I fix this with out to much cost?

fredwkjr, 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Lipan, TX

need to know how to replace the water pump in my suzuki grand vitat 2.7

spencer606, 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Orrington, ME

when driving in overdrive the car lunges switch to overdrive off car does not lunge. what is happening?

princess12397352, 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Pleasanton, CA

it will reverse simi ok when it has been driven for a while during the day but when its been parked for more than a few hrs it refuses to back up. i push the gas peddel all the way down b4 it will ...

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