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Suzuki Grand Vitara Low Beam Head Light

 
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Average Mileage: 63,948 mi (15,000 mi - 147,000 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    daytime running lamps burnout every 4 months......fixed it by purchasing 2 new running light wiring kts for $3.00 each @ rock auto parts online. the original ones from suzuki actually melting from intermitent contact. suzuki was 0% helpful with the problem.

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  • Have replaced the drivers side low beam at least 6 times twice this year so far and have changed the passenger side approximately 4 times.. its insane. whats the deal?!?! its not like the bulbs are cheap and it takes an act of congress to try to change it the way the crazy thing is set up..darn suzuki

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  •  Rookie

    I have this problem. I have replaced the bulbs so many times that is absurd. Suzuki has done nothing. I have already file a complaint to the NHTSA. If you are reading this you can report it too. Go to www.safercar.gov and file a complaint.

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  • My headlight bulbs continue to need replacement!

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  •  Rookie

    My 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara has blown at least 4 head lights since i bought the vehicle. Suzuki says that there is a problem with the transistor to the lights,in that it gives too much power to the lights, thus causing it to blow prematurely. They have NOT issued a recall, and actually tried to make me pay for new lights, in which i blatantly refused, and said that if they know of the problem with this vehicle, I am most certainly NOT paying for the repair!! They again insisted that I pay. When I refused, the manager of the service department said to me," I totally understand, I would like to help you...but at least I'm not charging you for labor." then, the Finance manager stepped in and said that he understood, and I shouldn't have to pay, since they are aware of the problem with this vehicle. He offered to pay, and then the service manager put it on as"customer service" repair. This is complete BS, and Suzuki needs to do something ASAP!!

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Driver's Side headlight won't stay connected. The bulb doesn't actually blow but the wiring harness will not make a good connection. Suzuki dealership does not acknowledge problem.

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  •  Rookie

    Regarding the headlight issue, this is the response I got from Suzuki Canada:

    "We understand the concerns you have raised in your message and we want to inform you that there is no known issues with the headlight assembly. The issue that you are experiencing may be due to the headlamp bulb adaptor (part #: 34175-33E50). This part should be inspected and possibly replaced along with the bulb. We suggest that you contact your preferred authorized Suzuki dealership in order to schedule an inspection, if this has not already been done. http://www.suzuki.ca".

    Further responses below:

    From me:

    Judging by the numerous GV owners who have this issue, there is obviously a problem with the headlights used or the headlight assembly. Are you saying that we have to contiune paying for this ongoing repair? FYI - since purchasing the GV new in 2006 (currently have 130K on it), I have had to replace the audio unit and the fan and heater coil. Now I have to continue paying for the headlights. Not impressed.

    From them:

    We regret that you are not satisfied with our response, however the information is accurate. We thank you for sharing your concerns and allowing us the opportunity to respond.

    Regards, SCI Customer Service | SCI Customer Service |Suzuki Canada Inc. - dn
    100 East Beaver Creek RoadRichmond Hill, ON Canada L4B 1J6': 905-889-2677 EXT 2254 | CustomerService@suzuki.ca |; www.suzuki.ca

    From me:

    If Suzuki wanted to do the right thing, it would at least cover the cost(s) of the bulb replacement. Poor quality ultimately leads to poor sales.

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    Both of my bulbs keep blowing also. It was fine the first couple of years but after the first one blew they just kept going from there. Sometimes every 4 months or so. I now carry a spare so I can get it changed quickly.

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi

    running lights burning out every 3 months. finally solved it by spending 6 dollars @rock auto online for 2 running light replacement receptacles. The problem is not the bulb but the original bulb receptors which actually start to melt from intermittent contact.Suzuki wanted to sell me a $1,200 wiring harness.

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  • Visitor, , 56,000 mi

    Both low beam light keep blowing. What's the problem with Suzuki headlights?

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