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Suzuki Kizashi repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (40%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (1%)

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2011 Suzuki Kizashi 4dr Sedan

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

10000 mi Major amount of paint chipping on the hood, front fenders, and front bumper. Over a dozen paint chips after only 4,500 miles. Suzuki agreed to repaint affected areas but said it was not a warranty issue or defect. 
1000 mi Incorrect alignment, skirts back doors were unglued . New skirts were ordered 

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2011 Suzuki Kizashi 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

14000 mi Passenger seat right side lower trim panel retaining clip broke. Replaced with new trim panel. A redesigned panel will be installed when Suzuki has them. Was told by serv dept that there was a problem with these panels. 
15000 mi redesigned pass seat assembly rails & leather cushion. defect of retaining clip that holds r/side lower trim panel. cost $2,865.42 under warranty. dealer said lower seat comes as 1 unit entire seat had to be replaced. 

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2011 Suzuki Kizashi 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT 4WD

11780 mi

C $4000
Reported paint flaking to Suzuki in February, dozens of large chips over the hood and sides. Took months to get a response and wanted me to pay half cost. Refused to acknowledge there is a defect. Dealer part exchanged car to resolve. 
9000 mi

US $890
Replaced leather steering wheel under warranty due to cracking in leather. 
14000 mi After one month of ownership I reported that the car had paint chips that were developing at an alarming rate. After several un-returned calls to the dealer I got Suzuki USA involved and they had the entire car repainted. 

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2010 Suzuki Kizashi 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

5431 mi No worked performed as of yet, but the paint on the front facia/Hood of my Gray/Azure mettalic paint appeares to chip very easy. The specs are very small, but still a concern for the durability of the paint. 
1000 mi Plastic trim piece on pass side bottom seat was broken at the clip that held it to the seat. Dealer ordered part and fixed. Paint had micro-scratches all over the car. Dealer fixed most of them. 
2000 mi Plastic trim piece on pass side bottom seat broke again two weeks after first repair. 
11000 mi The trim panel on the passenger seat broke again. Was told by the service dept it is a very common issue and that they are working on a permanent fix. 
38000 mi

US $130
Seat bezel on passenger side broken again. Suzuki warrantied it on a good faith for us because of previous issues. This time it last about 2 weeks before breaking again. 
5000 mi Plastic cover over bottom right side of passenger seat broke from retaining tab. Dealer ordered and replaced no charge 

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2010 Suzuki Kizashi 4dr Sedan

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT 4WD

2000 mi Replaced AWD Emblem - Peeling Off 
3000 mi Front bumper and hood repainted because paint was peeling. 
3000 mi retaining clip from windshield began tapping when glass and/or interior was warmed. Noise became progressively louder. Had to replace windshield. Paint rubbed off on hood down to primer with normal cleaning. Suzuki Rep found clear coat was not proper thickness from factory. 
4000 mi retaining clip from windshield still tapping when glass and/or interior was warmed. 
5000 mi Following replacement of Console door on recall, the new one was very notchy. Defective replacement part. Replaced again. Works fine. 
7000 mi Plastic molding on outside of passenger seat cushion came loose retaining tabs broke as a result of being caught by clothing. 
19000 mi Front passenger seat trim mounting tab broke. New trim installed. 

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