2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2012 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.