2008 Suzuki SX4 Suzuki SX4 2008

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2008 Suzuki SX4 repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (6%)

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2008 Suzuki SX4 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (21%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Suzuki SX4 4dr Sedan

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

37300 mi Air bag light remained "on" on cluster. Also seat belt light remained "on" for passenger even seat belt was buckled. Dealer replaced passenger seat cushion and reflashed computer. 
45260 mi Error Code B1312: a failure of the Passenger Seat Airbag Sensor. Took two trips: to confirm error code and to replace. Wait time: 4 weeks for replacement part. 
7000 mi passenger warning light "air bag off" stays on when passenger is sitting in seat. ordered parts When heater selector is set to "floor position" air still blows out in other vent outlets. Was told to be 2 day job because entire dash is to be removed for vent box controller replacement. Had this done, but problem still exists. Dealership service manager said it is supposed to leak "per EPA standards"???? 

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2008 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual 4WD

26000 mi The air conditioner indicator light was flashing on & off intermittently. Dealer could not replicate and found no codes or TSB's. 
44000 mi Passenger "airbag off" indicator intermittently flashes when the seat is occupied by a full grown adult. Dealer is "unable to replicate the problem". Appears to be a problem with the sensitivity of the seat sensor or programming. 
60000 mi Passenger airbag sensor replaced under recall warranty. 
28520 mi Passenger Air Bag Off light comes on intermittently when just passenger in seat with belt on. Light comes on for twenty seconds, then goes off. Card was "reflashed" but problem not solved. *ASSURED* the air bags will still work in accident. 
41000 mi CD Player Jammed would not eject CDs. Rebuilt radio/CD replace. First attempt, rebuilt system would not play CDs. Second attempt, CD player worked. 
51000 mi CD player jammed. It is the 3rd CD player for this car. Extended warrant covered the repair cost. 
57300 mi CD PLAYER. Jammed for the fourth time. Was replaced with a restored CD player. I am glad I got the extended warrant. 
41700 mi

US $1200
AC compressor failed and needed to be replaced. 
106300 mi

US $90
Air bag warning light on dash. Was caused by a faulty sensor in the front passenger seat. Replaced by the dealer. I paid the diagnostic fee of $90.00 + tax. 
155700 mi

US $125
The clutch on the AC compressor stopped working. Replaced magnet in the clutch. 
2046 mi Pass airbag resolved.Power window regulator ordered. Both items under warranty.Rust specks and streaks are gone.The paint is shiny new! 
29000 mi TPMS light always on 
12000 mi All window tracks were lubed, passenger front regulator was replaced. 
13000 mi Relay connection was not allowing enough current to pass through, relay was pulled, brushed and polished connections. Problem solved. 
11000 mi Tire pressure indicator was continuously on, even though tires were properly inflated. 

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2008 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD

78120 mi

A $10
Computer warning light sporadically showed an error. Reset. 
78000 mi

US $300
TPMS failed 
65000 mi

US $200
the car suddenly lost power one night, we thought it was the alternator but my mechanic checked and it wasnt. Took to dealer to diagnose and had to argue with them not to replace alternator, turned out to be a fried wire. 
220000 mi

US $1143
The cruise control mostly stopped working, would turn on, but not set. worked once and awhile. Shop could find no problem because it worked for them. They cleaned all connections. Still have intermittent problem with it. 
149000 mi Suzuki Recall Inspection Code B1312 per Recall; Airbag light Indictor is now off after being on for about a year. 
157300 mi

US $417
Tire Pressure Light flashes and stays on while driving...advise Right Front TPS Sensor Bad. Part order, installed,  Airbag Light came back on after inspection...Airbag resistance due to bad connector...connector repaired. B1061 Code cleared. 
184000 mi Air Bag Light deployed after leaving Valero Hand wash. I adjusted the driver seat light went off. Next time I entered and stated the Car Airbag Light was one...Seat Cushion replaced under extended Recall. 
130000 mi Air conditioner compressor broken and needed to be replaced. 
94000 mi Recall for passenger seat airbag light. All SX4s included in latest recall notice. It came on occasionally when passenger was seated , but soon shut off when passenger readjusted position. 
31700 mi TPMS malfuctioned (was on when outside temp was 50 or below). Dealer reset the sensor and it's now working correctly. 
18700 mi

US $150
Cabin fan not blowing strong. Dealer cleaned out vents and realigned fan 
20000 mi AC suddenly quit. Took car to local dealer. They could not diagnose because of equipment failure. Car had to be taken to other dealership's facility in Miami. Problem was failed AC clutch. Clutch replaced, AC now working.  
31000 mi Airbag light, said parts required 
31000 mi Air Bag Light 
8000 mi A/C stopped working. Replaced compressor clutch on A/C. A sensor in dash board that assist the automatic thermostat for the A/C system was bad and replaced by the dealer. 
3000 mi Radio/CD somtines has no sound. 
4000 mi Ordered radio was installed. 
15000 mi Speakers would make noises. They replaced radio and one speaker 
51000 mi Bad seat sensor. Dealer and Suzuki refuse to address problem. Too bad out of warranty is their answer. DO NOT BUY ANY SUZUKI VEHICLE AS THEY HAVE KNOWN SEAT SENSOR ISSUES AND ARE EXTREME HAZARD AS CARS ARE SO SMALL!!! 
121000 mi

US $500
Replace compressor 
169300 mi

US $550
ac compressor clutch alternator failure 
29000 mi TPMS light came on (has done same thing last winter), was told due to low tire pressure. Very unlikely due to all tires within 1.5psi of each other. And. 5-1psi of recommendations. 
72820 mi passenger airbag: seat replaced (new extended warranty) 
9000 mi Driver's side headlight socket burned out. 

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2008 Suzuki SX4 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

89000 mi AC condenser, water pump 

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Electrical Problems

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