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Suzuki Vitara Models:

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Suzuki Vitara Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Suzuki Vitara Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2-DOOR PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING PORT INSTALLATION OF REAR STEREO SPEAKERS, THE FRONT SEAT BELT LOWER ANCHOR BOLTS WERE REMOVED TO FACILITATE THE REAR SPEAKER INSTALLATION AND MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED TO SPECIFICATION AFTER INSTALLATION OF THE SPEAKERS.

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Electrical & Lights, July 6, 1999

Summary: 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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Electrical & Lights, November 12, 1999

Summary: 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, A FAILURE IN THE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH MAY ALSO PREVENT SHIFTING OUT OF PARK. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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Engine, September 29, 2004

Summary: 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.

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Suspension & Steering, December 21, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE COUPLING THAT CONNECTS THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT TO THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT IS CRACKED. THIS COULD ALLOW THE STEERING SHAFTS TO SEPARATE.

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Suzuki Vitara Questions and Answers

Bookum Dano, 1999 Suzuki Vitara, Hilo, HI

is there anyway to adjust the clutch or do i need to have it replace

PATTY300, 2000 Suzuki Vitara, Monticello, NY

My husband is having a hard time figureing how to take out the rear licence plste bulb(s) to replace.

eastfour, 1999 Suzuki Vitara, Soulsbyville, CA

how to remove blower motor. Everything in the way

Dale1935, 1999 Suzuki Vitara, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Austin, TX

Drove to Costco, 104 degrees. Upon leaving---no blower fan whats so ever. Compressor is running, was blowing cold.

Jeanalex, 1999 Suzuki Vitara, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Rincon, PR

I wanna know what can I do to resolve that problem. Because I like my Vehicule.

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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.

Overall.....this little suv is a decent vehicle for those on a budget. Very dependable.

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