Chart based on 47 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
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.
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.
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.
Manual Transmission, not smooth when up-shift from time to time.
Shifter stick noisy at sometimes. Stick was lubed at no cost.
rear u joints seized, very difficult/expensive to repair as this is non-serviceable part! rear u-joint is press-fit so entire drive train was sent out for re-fit. New one is serviceable $750 job
While turning at low speed, clicking sound when cold "-15C" from left front wheel area. Sound gone after about 3 minutes
The drain plug on the transmission loosened up and was leaking fluid. Dealer charger me 12.70. They should have done it for free.
Driveshaft cracked, seals leaking
Front CV boot cracked. Cheaper to replace entire axle with aftermarket unit than labor and boots only at dealer.
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.
3rd set of rear axle seals in 5 years... this time it was out of warranty.
Rear gearbox oil leak
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.
hydraulic clutch hose failed, car had to be towed, hose was replaced with new part.
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.
Axle boot needed to be replaced
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.
Also had to replace front u-joint on transmission to transfer case driveline.
Was experiencing the manual gear shifter rattling when in 3rd gear. This was fixed per a TSB that addressed the issue.
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.
rear axle seal leak.
replaced seal...no problems now!
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.
Universal with drive-shaft changed ($250) one hours labour ($80)
My Rear differential gasket started to leak
vibration from rear drive shaft. to be replaced under warranty
rear driveshaft replaced
Rear differential leaking oil due to 2 bad seals. Fixed for free using 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
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.
Transmission fluid leak from main seal on right side. Transmission seals replaced with parts ordered by dealer.