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Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems and Repair Histories

256 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Suzuki Grand Vitara. 61 of these members (23.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 112 repairs to Suzuki Grand Vitaras--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Suzuki Grand Vitara problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Suzuki Grand Vitara problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Suzuki Grand Vitara problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Suzuki Grand Vitara repairs by problem area

37% of the Suzuki Grand Vitara repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 112 repairs.

Suzuki Grand Vitara repair cost distribution

Of the Suzuki Grand Vitara repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 23% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Suzuki Grand Vitara in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 0    
6000 0 fuel door would not stay closed 
 
Suzuki Grand Vitara in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Replace outside air temperature sensor 
0 Front chrome grille discolored-- Replaced under warranty 
126 Check engine light on- Bad evaporative cannister purge valve (Warranty) 7500 mile service Synthetic oil Differential service fluid change front and rear as manual states 
14000 0 transmission had harsh downshift 
27000 0 Passenger side heated seat not working. Clear coat coming off all four wheels. 
30000 0 Clear coat coming off wheels. 4 new wheels installed under warranty. Passenger side heated seat not working. Switch parts ordered 10/24/2008. 
32000 0 Replaced heated seat switch , but seat was working again after owner replaced battery due to a shorted cell. Dealer changed anti-freeze that was missed at 30,000 mile service. 
50000 222 idler pully broke. This should have been a recall as all of the original pulleys had plastic parts that broke. 
56000 0 headlamp wiring loose 
64000 277 replaced original front brake pads at 64000 miles. Trued rotors Oil & Filter change 
71300 300 replaced original front brake pads; resurfaced rotors; PA state inspection, normal service 
90000  

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Suzuki Grand Vitara in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 16000    
19000 0 Took vehicle to shop for diagnostic due to poor gas mileage. Service center reports no problems found with vehicle, 35.00 fee waived. 
20000 0 Requested check of computer and sensors due to low fuel milage issues. No errors were found, shop covered the $35.00 charge. 
25000 0 The blower motor for heating and air conditioning units no longer functioned. The diagnosis by service was faulty blower motor. Blower motor was replaced at no cost due to 3 - 36,000 warranty. 
29000 75 A line from the power steering unit to rack and pinion began to leak. The fitting at the end of the line was leaking and it was a metal line. Corrective action taken at shop - none. The cost was too high. Used a strong sealant to stop leak. 
33000 0 Noted ESP trouble light came on during a routine short distance trip. Dealership stated that the code generated was "a bunch of meanless numbers" and they could not reset the trouble indicator. No time to diagnose wiring problem. 
38300 35 Noticed significant rattle coming from under the vehicle. Took to garage and it was determined to be a catalitic convertor shield. Shield was removed. 
40700 0 I had to replace one halogen headlight low beam. 
44000  

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

Suzuki Grand Vitara in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 27280    
28520 0 I have officially bought a lemon, and have hired a lawer. There are not enough things for me to pick from. In a nutshell, the rear end drivetrain and transmission is no good and the motor is rattle pinging!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
40300 0 New transmission was installed, and works better. But I know from oil anlysis tests that the transfer case has a high content of iron 164 and the oil is burnt. I told Suzuki that it was leaking and the gear shift is still vibrating. I'm being ignored now! 
40300 0 Suzuki took away my last two years of warranty, so therefore I traded it off. And I am so much happier now. They are not a nice company to deal with. I wouldn't recommend this company to any one! 

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Suzuki Grand Vitara in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 9920    
10540 0 TSB for the Dynamic Balancer 
11160 0 Factory Mags started to peel. Had the Mags replaced but the dealership had to order another set of 4 as the installer scratched each new mag wheel as he was putting the valve stems in. Sunroof would not close properly. 
13020 0 TSB to replace the shifter lock in the Transmission that could cause the Grand Vitara to slip out of Park. Also had the 20,000 Km service done for $180.00 
 

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