Suzuki XL-7 Repair and Maintenance

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

Suzuki XL-7 Problems

Timing Chain Tensioner May Fail

An abnormal noise may develop from the timing chain due to a failed chain tensioner. This condition is generally caused by lack of oil to the timing chain guides. Suzuki may repair this condition free of charge if proper oil changes can be verified. A Rattling Type Noise May be Noted From The Front of the Engine

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.

Valve Lifter Noise 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

Is there a recall for that ticking or rattling in truck if so where can I take it to be fixed (1 answer)

Where is the Fuel Pump Shut Off switch located in a 2007 XL7 (1 answer)

It´s about the oil lubrication system on my H27A engine. I fixed my engine recently and the oil pressure is too low. ¿Do you have a diagram of the lubrication passages and components? (1 answer)

I need to know more about the check valves placed in the lubrication passages and other issues that can cause this abnormality. I tried changing twice the oil pump; All the crakshaft bearings are new; Changing twice oil filter; Checked the oil bulb; have install Pressure gauge with pointer and...

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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

sounds like a zip tye when turn my streeing wheel. what is that all about?
I have been having power steering problems ever since I purchased the vehicle at 18,000 miles. I initially thought it was a small oil leak, but I only discovered the leak in my driveway is a power steering leak after 36,000 warranty. I had to fill my fluid once a month. Now it's once a week. The dealership said it would cost $982 to fix it if the part is available. After much research, many peo...
Worst car I've ever owned. No delearship in area to do repair. Rack and Pinion needs to be replaced again. Air only works when car is moving. I now have code 00008, engine position performance system, which states it may need timing chain and new tension. I will trade this car. I bought it in 2008 brand new. I have had nothing but problems.

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