An abnormal noise may develop from the timing chain due to a failed chain tensioner. This condition is generally caused by lack of oil to the timing chain guides. Suzuki may repair this condition free of charge if proper oil changes can be verified. A Rattling Type Noise May be Noted From The Front of the Engine
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Suzuki XL-7
2003 Suzuki XL-7
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Problems
An oil leak may develop form the right front axle seal. Our technicians tell us a revised axle seal is available to correct this concern.
A icking type noise may be noted when starting the engine cold. This is commonly caused by bleed down of the hydraulic valve lifters. Our technicians recommend to make sure the engine oil is clean and at the correct level, then run the engine for 20 minutes at 2,000 rpm. If this does not correct the fault the valve lifters should be replaced.
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Recalls (Recent)
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Questions and Answers
does the ac have a relay switch, if so is it a Suzuki part or can it be purchased elsewhere?
I have 2003 Suzuki XL7 and the "service engine soon" light came on. So I looked in the owners manual to find out it has to do with the EGR Emmision System. I took my car to the dealership...
I had a diag. test done on my car for check engine light. The fault was for the oxygen sensor in location bank 2 sensor 1. I believe that it is on the passenger side before the cat. Can you plea...
When I put my vehicle into 4 wheel drive, the 4X4 light comes on but flashes instead of staying lit. I dont remember it doing that before. What would cause this.
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews
I bought this car new with 3rd row (7 seats), and sun/tilt roof. Other than regular maintenance (break pads, oil changes), I have never had to put money into this car. It's been reliable, has never given me problems, fits a lot of people and/or things. After my son sat on the sunroof, it messed up the tracks, but that was our fault, and I am getting an entire used one, including tracks, for only $350 and $300 labor to install (not with Suzuki dealer, with local mechanic). I highly recommend this car. After 8 years and 90,000 miles, it runs great. I have already more than gotten my money's worth out of it.
I have owned 5 new Suzuki's I buy anew one every 31/2 years. I am having a tough time giving this on up. I LOVE IT, everything about it. I have had 2 brand new ones that I owned for only 5-6 months and the lemon law took them and gave me new ones. This one had beent he perfect car....