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Suzuki Grand Vitara Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

256 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Suzuki Grand Vitara. 36 of these members (14.1%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 17 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Suzuki Grand Vitaras--an average of 0.1 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, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 115 repairs.

Suzuki Grand Vitara transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Suzuki Grand Vitara transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 33% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Suzuki Grand Vitara Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Suzuki Grand Vitara in Ghana
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 26660    
57040 200 noise in the links 
58900  

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

turbocharged 129hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD w/low range

Suzuki Grand Vitara in Norway
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2013 53940    
54540 2000 Increasing noise from drivtrain. Problem was located to forward kardan. Got a used kardan from a wrecked vehicle and replaced the original one. (The mechanic meant it would be a lot of work to dismantle the kardan. Cheaper to replace) 
63240  

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed manual AWD

Suzuki Grand Vitara in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 1000    
1000 0 Manual Transmission: Vehicle may stall when coming off of clutch from a stop position if accelerator is not push significantly down. Vehicle is also "jerky" between other gear shifts.  
60000 200 Transmission flush 
66000  

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

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

Suzuki Grand Vitara in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 23560    
25420 0 Transmission does not shift properly constantly down shifting to just below red line on even small hills VERY UN HAPPY  Same transmission problem. They need to re-flash the computer for better shift points but they will not.. Suzuki sent down factory rep, or area rep I was told they all do that. Transmission does not shift properly constantly down shifting to just below red line on even small hills This motor will never survive such a poorly programed automatic shift point 
114700  
Suzuki Grand Vitara in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 13000    
14000 0 transmission had harsh downshift 
90000  

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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    
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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