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Suzuki Grand Vitara Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

Suzuki Grand Vitara repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (6%)

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Suzuki Grand Vitara transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

33480 mi Replaced broken front transfer output shaft seal. Warranty repair 

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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

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

28520 mi Intermittent difficulty changing gears, clunky gearbox 

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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

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

57040 mi

$200
noise in the links 

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

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

54540 mi

$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) 
79820 mi

$530
Leaking oil seal between engine and transmission 

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

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

28500 mi Replaced rear wheel hub due to huge bearing play. 

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed manual AWD

1000 mi 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 mi

US $200
Transmission flush 

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

68000 mi

US $90
Drive shaft rebalanced to correct harmonic vibration. 

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

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

25420 mi 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 
14000 mi transmission had harsh downshift 
139280 mi

C $500
Transfer case, replaced both seals. 
90520 mi

C $545
Transfer case oil leak, seal replaced. 

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

29760 mi Transmission output shaft seal 
45880 mi Transmission output seal 

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

28520 mi 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 mi 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! 
45880 mi 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

13020 mi 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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Suzuki Grand Vitara Transmission Problems

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