Suzuki Esteem Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Suzuki Esteem

Suzuki Esteem Problems

An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal due to hardening of the rubber seal. There is a revised seal and sleeve available to correct this concern. Our technicians tell us that changing the oil every 3000 miles may help prolong seal life.

A squeak type noise may be noted from the top of the rack and pinion steering gear while turning the steering wheel. This is commonly caused by friction between the steering pinion shaft and its seal. Our technicians recommend to replace the pinion seal and use multi-purpose wheel bearing grease during reassembly to correct this concern.

The brake pedal may pulsate upon brake apply. The common causes are overheating from heavy braking an/or improper wheel torque. Our technicians tell us that brake pads and rotors should be replaced to correct this concern. Problems may arise from aftermarket rotors due to quality concerns. This applies to both front and rear disk brakes.

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Suzuki Esteem Questions

Died while driving. Jumped and ran for a minute. Starter clicked like a dead battery. Put a new battery in and now nothing. Zero electrical. Any Ideas?

Check engine light came on, know that it's the EGR valve (diagnostic code). Suspect the valve gasket cover may need replacing (that's okay)--but on an older car, is it better just to clean the EGR valve or replace? First time it's happened, eye on budget.

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Suzuki Esteem Recalls

CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STA...

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Suzuki Esteem Reviews

cheap car, cheaper parts, beware of suspension subframe corrosion and breakage, has happened as early as 55 000 kms. on my it was at 130 000. all the bolts holding piece on broke off at their heads. replacement subframes from suzuki are nearly $700.00 new. there are now used subframes out there cos they all break. same problem with suzuki vitara. i drive semi for a living and am generally not...

i have a suzuki esteem wagon model 1996. i bought it last year..its a good car and so far for almost 12 months it runs very good and never give a problem. this car is very economical when it comes to petrol..love this car.

bought the car brand new only 60k miles on it now. subframe replacement at 30k, cv axle at 25k, wagon still does not have much room in passenger seats,alternator replacement yesterday,exhaust heat shields vibrated loose wit in 20k. cheap car,but cheap is what we paid. problems with car but it served purpose.

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