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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

There are many reports of low beam head light bulbs burning out prematurely. As of this writing Suzuki has not released a service bulletin addressing this issue. Using only high quality replacement bulbs, and extra care not to touch the bulb surface when handling the new bulb can help extend the life of the replacement bulbs.

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Creaking of squeaking noises may be noted from the sway bar bushings. Our technicians tell us revised bushings are available which should correct this concern.

Engine -- Verified

A knocking sound may be noted from the engine when warm due to improper drive belt tension. Correcting the drive belt tension will commonly repair this concern.

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 6, 2013

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The passenger seat contains a sensor which helps determine if the passenger front airbag should deploy or not in the event of a crash. It is called the occupant classification system (OCS), and is a mat that is part of the passenger seat cushion. These vehicles are being recalled because the OCS may fail due to the repeated flexing of the mat from general use of the seat. As a result, in the event of a crash the passenger airbag may deploy when it should not, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion (which includes the OCS sensor mat) to correct this concern.

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Drive Train, January 7, 2008

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The automatic transmission selector lever "park" lock function may be inoperative due to a sticking shift lock arm. As a result the shift lever may be able to be moved out of "park" with the key removed and without depressing the brake pedal. This could cause unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the shift lock module to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin on January 7, 2008. The Suzuki recall number is PE.


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Drive Train, February 13, 2006

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The retainer for the left rear axle may crack, resulting in fluid loss from the rear differential. The loss of fluid could result in severe internal damage and possible failure of the differential. Failure could disable the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the drive shaft retainer as necessary. This recall is expected to begin by December 15, 2005. The Suzuki recall number is HT.

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Suspension & Steering, June 28, 2010

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The belt tensioner pulley for the power steering and AC has an outer portion made of plastic. The plastic may deteriorate and pieces of the pulley can break off, which could cause the drive belt to come off. It the drive belt were to come off, the steering would become difficult to turn, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected pulley to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 28, 2010. The Suzuki recall number is SB.

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questions and Answers

jagg65, 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Saint Petersburg, FL

2006 grand vitara..while driving at 35 mph or more a flap seems to shut,or a switch turns, and sends the ac from cold to hot...anyone got any ideas? could this be a sensor?

dm05, 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara, San Marcos, TX

the remote starts the car but will no longer open the doors so i'm assuming the remote needs a new battery but i'm not sure where to get one or how to change it.

carriechristian2, 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Rock Hill, SC

The passenger side airbag light stays on all the time. Started about 3 weeks ago. Also, for about 3 months the brake light on dash comes on, then goes off after few seconds.

dkoehne, 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Robbinston, ME

I have a low beam headlight that keeps blowing. I have to replace it at least ever 2-3 weeks.

mendenhall, 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Hockessin, DE

My heater blower makes a horrible noise when it is turned on. Does anyone else have this problem? I have only owned the car for a week. Also, my emmissions light came on 2 days ago!

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Belt tensioner of the power steering broke out, it was dangerus because I was driven by the road. Reading I found that this parts was re-desing all in metal, do you know where can I get a one

I have 123,013 miles on it. Never had a wrench put to it yet!!!!
Only oil and filter changes. This is my 3rd one, same for the other two.

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