2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

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.

A harsh downshift from the automatic transmission my be noted on deceleration. Updating the transmission control module (TCM) software may correct this concern. Software revisions are commonly most helpful on newer vehicles. once the mileage builds up a worn component could cause similar problems. Whenever major transmission work in performed, the transmission software should be updated as necessary.

The engine may be difficult to start in cold weather or at high altitude. Our technicians tell us there is a powertrain control module (PCM) software up grade which may help with these issues.

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.