2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems

Oil Leak/Noise Due to Timing Chain Cover Gasket/Tensioner Failure

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.

AC Condenser Fan Motor May Fail

The AC condenser fan motor may fail. If this occurs the air conditioning will stop blowing cold air.

Low Beam Head Light

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.

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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Questions

My car doesn't want to get out of park (1 answer)

Sometimes it will and sometimes it wont come out of park

Oil light on car stalled now will not start motor will turn over locked up ? (1 answer)

2 1/2 qt low. Tried to turn over n heard loud clunk. Pulled home. fan motor moved barely on turning key. Now fan don't move. Checked starter. It good.. Does a click then light sound of tick tick tick then nothing. Any idea what could be? Please help me.

How can I get the door unlocked? The key won't work and can't unlock it manually (1 answer)

The driver's side door is stuck locked. It can't be unlocked with the key or by pulling on it manually.

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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Recalls

Recall 05V452000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 16-INCH WHEELS, THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS MAY BREAK UNDER SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE BREAKAGE CAN OCCUR IN CONDITIONS WHERE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN ON A REGULAR BASIS ON EXTREMELY STEEP PAVED DOWN-SLOPES WHILE CONTINUOUSLY APPLYING THE BRAKES.
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 03V512000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE FIREWALL CAN CRACK DUE TO EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO FORCES FROM THE ACCELERATOR CABLE AND INSUFFICIENT LONG-TERM DURABILITY OF THE PLASTIC CASING CAP. IF THE CASING CAP BECOMES CRACKED, MOVEMENT OF THE...

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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

I own a 2001 Grand Vitara XL-7. Overall, I am very pleased with it. I have only replaced the air conditioning compressor and a sensor. However, the interior light comes on without opening the doors. What could be causing this? The exhaust rattles when I first start the car but stops after the car is warmed up. What's causing that? Anyone know?
I love my Grand Vitara....other than regular normal maintenance, this has been the best car I have ever had.... Yes, the remote control door locks stopped working after 5 years....and the CD stopped working....but I have 185k miles and still going strong...

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