Suzuki Repair and Maintenance

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

Suzuki Problems

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.

Transfer case damage from driving in 4WD mode on dry roads

Our technicians tell us the transfer case binds if driven on dry roads in 4WD mode, this may result in damage to the transfer case.

Lack of Power Due to Failed Throttle Actuator

A lack of power may develop, accompanied by an illuminated Check Engine Light  with fault code P2106 stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This fault can be caused by a throttle actuator which has only limited movement. The correction for this condition includes replacing the throttle actuator and updating the PCM software.

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Suzuki Questions

Can trans oil get itself into the motor oil? (1 answer)

Motor oil was overfull and drains ed some out then changed trans oil and now the motor oil is over again. Had a problem with trans last year and did t use it since and now it seems ok. I list the higher gears and could hear a pymo problem. I was thinking that the trans oil went into motor and was...

How to fix oil pressure loss, after overfilling engine oil. Repair question. (1 answer)

My oil light came on, so I added 2 quarts of oil and it was too much. The engine sounded like a diesel truck. I emptied some oil out. The noise went away, but my mechanic says, at most he tears apart my engine and find leaks, thousands of dollars. Or I let him change my oil and try to reestablish...

Why do the headlight sockets keep melting? Tried using low temp ones and no luck (1 answer)

Problem has occurred twice since February 2016. We even tried using low temperature sockets and everything was fine for about a week. They melted also. This is constantly causing one or the other and sometimes both headlights to go off. My husband then has to push on the socket and then both ligh...

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Suzuki Recalls

Power Steering Fails

The power steering pump may seize due to an internal clearance issue with the pump body and fluid control valve. Dealers will replace the power steering pump free of charge to resolve the concern.

Transmission Shifter

These vehicles are being recalled because the transmission gear selector can be moved out of the "Park" position without depressing the brake pedal. This could cause the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the shift selector in affected vehicles to correct the concern.

Fuel Tank Can Crack And Leak

Spider webs may be found restricting the evaporative canister vent hose, which can result in the fuel tank cracking from negative pressure build up. Dealers will replace the vent line with one that will prevent restriction free of charge to resolve the concern. Any hoses found that have webs in them will result in dealers also replacing the fuel tank.

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Suzuki Reviews

It was a great car. I had a few problems mostly due to my neglect. Like everyone else I do have the same problem with the headlights low beam blow out. One other annoying problem is whenever the battery cable is disconnected for whatever reason, the car engine behave ridiculous for a day or two until it resets itself.
The Reno has a transmission sensor,that wears out frequently.we bought it from a auto service dealer. he replaced a faulty fan and later a leaky engine seal,then the trans sensor went out.This causes the car to slip out of gear or run at an unresponsive speed. Shutting the engine off and restarting temporarily solves the problem. I find i made a huge mistake purchasing this car.It looks great, ...
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...

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