2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara
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2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara ProblemsThe Low Beam Head Light Bulb May Burn Out Prematurely
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.
The AC condenser fan motor may fail. If this occurs the air conditioning will stop blowing cold air.
The automatic transmission may not shift when cold due to debris on the output speed sensor. There is a revised output speed sensor and software update available which should correct this concern.
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questionslooking at buying a 2011 vitara, 50,000, wondering about maintenance, about how long trans last, radiator, timing belt. Will this car run w/o a lot of repair till 150,000 (1 answer)
No other issues were noted the rest of the way to work or on the drive home this evening. I checked the gas cap when I got to work, no help
My fan motor is not running for heat and air. The motor is fine and some say resistor some say switch and this place say control panel? It was running then would hesitate and slow down then speed up and when I started my truck today nothing? Could it be the resistor? I hope so that's only 100...
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara RecallsThe Passenger Airbag May Not Deploy Correctly
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.
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.