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Suzuki SX4 repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (5%)

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Suzuki SX4 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (24%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual 4WD

13000 mi

US $1550
At 13K clutch disc burnt. At dealer 38 days, part back-ordered. Cost doesn't incl rental car. Dealer insisted on replacing entire assembly (bearing, disc, spring, plate). Suzuki insists wear and tear part, no warranty. Opened dispute at NCDS. 

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2010 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

39060 mi tranny slips bogs down uses too high a gear 
40920 mi The dealer flashed the tcm a few times and it kept getting corrupted so I traded the car in. 

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2009 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

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

50700 mi Verified clicking noise as CV joint 
21700 mi While turning at low speed, clicking sound when cold "-15C" from left front wheel area. Sound gone after about 3 minutes 
67000 mi Driveshaft cracked, seals leaking 
80000 mi iawd and awd lock indicator lights came on at same time. Shop found that the car was locked in awd all the time (would not go into fwd). Traced to 4wd control module on this trip. Part ordered. awd control module was replaced under warranty. Worked for one week. After 1 week problem returned. Dealer traced problem to wire (broken) going into coupler. Coupler replaced - not covered by warranty, covered by insurance. 
232000 mi

US $500
Front u-joint seized and rear was sticky on driveshaft - removed at 211,000 mi in June and drove through summer without all-wheel drive. Replaced with new driveshaft in November at 230,000 mi. 
3100 mi Manual Transmission, not smooth when up-shift from time to time.  
23560 mi Shifter stick noisy at sometimes. Stick was lubed at no cost. 

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2009 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

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

29760 mi Drive shaft. 
59000 mi Leaky rear axle seal. 

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2008 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

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

48000 mi Rear differential axle seals leaking. Replaced seals. 
63000 mi

US $1184
Drive-train damaged do to rusted out cross-member. Drive-shaft and the bushings that mount rear differential needed to be replaced. 
52000 mi Left rear axle seal leaking 
60000 mi Manual shifter was nearly impossible to move. Dealer said that they lubed the shift cables, but shifting felt no different. I ended up researching online to find a fix and fixed it myself with spray grease into the cable boots. 
67700 mi

US $250
3rd set of rear axle seals in 5 years... this time it was out of warranty. 
30000 mi Car pops out of 5th gear. Dealer found service bulletin. Parts replaced under warranty. Safe to hold car in gear by hand, but not practical. Safe to drive until able to repair, no further damage by continued driving. Given rental car. 
86000 mi Rear gearbox oil leak 
51000 mi Car would no longer shift into 5th or reverse. Dealer replaced 5th gear and synchronizer gear. 

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2008 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

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

14260 mi Mechanic found a slight rear diff. leak and had a seal replaced to stop the leak [successful] 
65700 mi

US $200
Rear Axle seal 

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2007 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

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

162000 mi

US $250
hydraulic clutch hose failed, car had to be towed, hose was replaced with new part. 
44020 mi

C $210
u-joint propeller shaft replaced. 
13000 mi Was experiencing the manual gear shifter rattling when in 3rd gear. This was fixed per a TSB that addressed the issue.  
14000 mi At a traffic light, I noticed that the manual transmission shifter would not go into any gears. The car was towed, under warranty, to the local dealer. They found that the shifter cable was removed. This was reattached and a clip added.  
57040 mi

C $661
Also had to replace front u-joint on transmission to transfer case driveline. 
45260 mi rear axle seal leak. replaced seal...no problems now! 
17000 mi

US $250
3rd gear shift lever buzz fixed by TSB. At the same time I also had the dealer install the 2008/2009 5th gear to improve fuel economy and reduce engine noise. 
66960 mi Loud Hum from the right rear wheel was the wheel bearing. Complete Hub assembly was around $700 plus install and was covered by dealer cause it was the first rear bearing they had done. 

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2007 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

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

40300 mi vibration from rear drive shaft. to be replaced under warranty 
41200 mi rear driveshaft replaced 
33000 mi My Rear differential gasket started to leak 
85000 mi Rear differential went out while I was driving home. Had car towed to regular mechanic,who diagnosed the problem.Found out covered under warranty, had car towed to dealership,where there is a 5-10 day wait to receive the part. 
66780 mi

C $1600
U joints seized on the driveshaft propellor. Driveshaft needed full replacement. Covered under a third party warranty. This is not an unusual occurrence going by what the dealer said and suzuki forums. Unique to SX4 with 4 wheel drive. 
9000 mi Transmission fluid leak from main seal on right side. Transmission seals replaced with parts ordered by dealer. 
98000 mi Rear differential leaking oil due to 2 bad seals. Fixed for free using 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. 
52080 mi

C $330
Universal with drive-shaft changed ($250) one hours labour ($80) 

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2007 Suzuki SX4 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual 4WD

68200 mi Too much play in rear u joint on drive shaft 

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