Suzuki XL-7 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Suzuki XL-7

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Suzuki XL-7 Problems

A Rattling Type Noise May be Heard from the Front of the Engine

An abnormal noise from the timing chain area is likely due to a failed timing chain tensioner. This condition is generally caused by lack of oil to the timing chain guides and the guides will need replacement. 

The check engine light can illuminate and set a P0008 trouble code when this issue occurs. This is due to the Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensors detecting that the engine timing is out of specification. 

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.

Ticking Type Noise From Engine After Cold Start

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.

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Suzuki XL-7 Questions

Intermitent noise and car jerks. (1 answer)

The sound or drop in engine rpms doesn't happen on idle only under load. The noise sounds like a muffled grinding, maybe, but when it on the cars jerks really bad and revs drop low. If I release the gas pedal it stops and the car just cruises. I changed the spark plugged and the air intake, n...

How do i remove the fuel out of the tank (1 answer)

I accidentally put diesl in it

gas gauge is not reading right (1 answer)

gas gauge needle goes pass full

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Suzuki XL-7 Recalls

Potential Fuel Leak

One of the fuel line connections at the fuel pump module can crack, and if this were to occur, a fuel leak would develop from the fuel tank area. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Because of this, Xl-7 models first sold or currently registered in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas are being recalled. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module to correct this concern.

Power Steering and AC Belt May Come Off

The belt tensioner pulley for the power steering and AC has an outer portion made of plastic. The plastic may deteriorate and pieces of the pulley can break off, which could cause the drive belt to come off. It the drive belt were to come off, the steering would become difficult to turn, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected pulley to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 28, 2010. The Suzuki recall number is SB.

Windshield Improperly Mounted

The windshield may have been installed improperly from the factory. This creates a higher risk for occupant injury in a crash. Dealers will inspect all vehicle glass and replace any glass that was improperly installed free of charge to correct the problem.

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Suzuki XL-7 Reviews

My wife bought her Suzuki XL7 brand new in the summer of 2004, and have been 90 percent highway miles, we travel alot, and the only problem that we've had is the radio exited stage left at 103,000 miles, and the front wheel bearings are on their way, but over all it has been one of the best SUV's she's ever owned-We have replaced the tires once, and shortly to do it again,and replaced the brake...
Brake fluid leaking into engine, $1,650 to repair as parts can only be purchased from Suzuki. I was told by the brake shop to get a new vehicle.
hi have a 2008 Suzuki xl7 Awd that I got for the wife and we love the SUV it goes any were I need to go. I would buy again

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