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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems
The AC condenser fan motor may fail. If this occurs the air conditioning will stop blowing cold air.
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.
Wheel hub noise may can be caused by excess axle shaft hub clearance. Redesigned wheel hubs are available to correct this concern. Our technicians recommend to check the axle nut torque prior to replacing any components.
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Recalls (Recent)
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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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As a result of a failed tensioner, the accessory drive belt may slip or come off completely. This will result in hard steering and illumination of the charging system warning light. If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the engine may stall as a result of a discharged battery and the engine temperature warning light may illuminate. Loss of vehicle control due to hard steering or engine stall can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the tensioner with an improved part to correct this concern. This recall is to begin on February 16, 2011. The Suzuki recall number is SM.
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questions and Answers
After towing my car for four hours in the towing mode, the battery is dead. Auto trans. I've had it towed twice to the dealers, first one just change battery, left on a trip and now its in a s...
Engine sounds like a diesel when operating cold or hot...dealer says it's from the fuel injectors and is normal...vehicle has less than 20k miles
started the engine and let it run for about 5 minutes
Took it to a repairman he said its code P1061 or P0161..what is wrong?