Suzuki Vitara Repair and Maintenance

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

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Suzuki Vitara Problems

Revised Seal to Correct Leak at Right Front Axle

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.

PCM Software Update Available to Correct Hard Starting Issues

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.

Brake Pedal Pulsation

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 Vitara Questions

Positive battery cable spark (1 answer)

I have a very faint spark when I connect the positive battery cable. When I connect it to a freshly charged battery all seems to be good but after the car sitting for several days the battery will drain and no longer start. I have read that a small about of spark may occur due to memory storage w...

crankshaft pos sensor on 2.0L (1 answer)

location?

How to unstick shift lever from Park? (1 answer)

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Suzuki Vitara Recalls

Recall 04V427000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, UNDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BELOW -25 DEGREES CELSIUS, MOISTURE CAN FREEZE IN THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. AS A RESULT, FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE MAY INCREASE AT THE TIME OF ENGINE START UP, CAUSING FUEL LOSS AT THE FUEL PIPE/FUEL HOSE CONNECTION.
Recall 99V273002
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN INOPERATIVE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH. IF THE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY BE INOPERATIVE. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE,...
Recall 99V154000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2-DOOR PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING PORT INSTALLATION OF REAR STEREO SPEAKERS, THE VEHICLES WIRING HARNESS COULD HAVE BEEN PINCHED BETWEEN THE REAR STEREO SPEAKER AND SPEAKER RETAINING PLATE.

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Suzuki Vitara Reviews

i had a noise shooting down the side of the vehicle ;sounded like some thing was going to fall out. after 3 shops they found out that if you have any small stones between inner fender and strut tower this will cause this noise,put a screwdriver in between and and a small rock fell out,no more noise
I have owned my 1999 Vitara 4WD for 10 years now which all my four children drove when learning to drive. I replaced a clutch at about 110K (Perhaps due to children learning on this vehicle), replaced both front CV joints, and a Cam Positioning Sensor at about 125K due to inconsistent starting. The vehicle continues to run and drive very well.
I purchased my 2002 suzuki Vitara abd I have never had any problem with this truck. I taken it to the shop to repair defrost in which it was under warranty. I have kept my oil change and put a set of tires on.

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