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Suzuki Grand Vitara Transmission Problems

257 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Suzuki Grand Vitara. 14 of these members (5.4%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 19 transmission repairs to Suzuki Grand Vitaras--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of Suzuki Grand Vitara repairs by problem area

Chart based on 153 repairs.

Suzuki Grand Vitara transmission repair cost distribution

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.
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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) 

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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 US $200 Transmission flush 

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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   transmission had harsh downshift 

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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   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   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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