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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#1333 of 1355 Suzuki XL-7 reviews
May 07, 2007 (11:58 pm)
I am looking forward to buy a used 2006 Suzuki XL-7. I mainly wanted to buy 2006 XL-7 due to its AWD, 3rd row seat, and low price. But i have no idea on its performance and maintanance costs involved. I did some reading of this blog thread and found out about tires getting balded very soon on older models but not much information about engine performaces and overall reliability of vehicle. I wanted to see if owners can give some ideas on its performance and reliability.
I would be very thankful if you can post your expriences(good or bad).
Thanks in advance,
#1334 of 1355 Re: What's the noise I'm Hearing ? [normore]
Aug 30, 2007 (5:16 am)
I have a 2006 XL7 with 34000 miles and I have had it at the dealer twice in the past three weeks. It is making a whistling sound that will stop when I turn off the air conditioning. The dealer says it is "just a charateristic noise" of Suzuki models. It is driving me crazy! I also have a squeak from the front suspention. Please HELP!
#1335 of 1355 Re: What's the noise I'm Hearing ? [lorilynn1]
Sep 25, 2007 (5:45 pm)
What happens if you select different settings on the AC. For example, changing from defrost vents to forward vents and so on. Also, what happens to the sound if you change from outside air to recirc. My 2002 has something similar a while back. It turned out to be a leaf that was sucked into the system. I lived in a heavily wooded neighbor. It took a while for it to clear up.
#1336 of 1355 Re: Suzuki XL-7 reviews [samwall]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:32 pm)
My wife has a 2002 XL7. We have had great luck with it. 20 MPG average, less is the winter. The OEM tires, Bridgestones, were too soft and they wore down way too quick. The dealership replaced them at no charge. The front brakes wear down a little quicker than most cars, but they stop fine. Had to replace an O2 sensor when a trouble light came on. Follow the owners manual and you will be fine. We have 89,000 and I would like to keep it a few more years. The only thing I need to do to it is change the fuel filter. I dont know where it is at and the dealership wanted to charge a fortune. We have an independant mechanic that is great and we will have them change it. I would rate this car at a 8.5
#1337 of 1355 Re: 4WD Problems [dep410]
Dec 14, 2007 (2:52 pm)
Need tires for my Xl7, which brand & size are you using.
over 60mph my steering wheel shimmies, thet tell me fromt end align is OK
#1338 of 1355 2003 suzuki xl-7 4x4
Feb 28, 2008 (8:43 pm)
i am new at this so if i am in the wrong place forgive me i have a 2003 and when i take off about 20 feet i hear almost sounds like a stuck calliper ,drivers side i had it checked out they said it was the abs pump it does sound like its comeing from the abs unit under the hood can anyone give me some info thanks amillion /tattoopat
#1339 of 1355 Re: 2003 suzuki xl-7 4x4 [tattoopat]
Feb 29, 2008 (6:38 pm)
If it sounds like a rapid rumbling or groan sound shortly after begging to move forward, it is more than likely the ABS actuator. She is a bit noisy in the 1G XL-7. My has done it since new.
#1340 of 1355 Re: 2003 suzuki xl-7 4x4 [kc5yti]
Feb 29, 2008 (8:32 pm)
hey ivan thanks a million for the info ,you have helped me ease my mind /your the best / how are these suvs do you like them /any other thing i might need to know hope to hear from you /if i can help in anyway please ask/ later dude
#1341 of 1355 Re: 2003 suzuki xl-7 4x4 [tattoopat]
Mar 12, 2008 (8:54 pm)
By 2003, many of the issues were repaired. However, one of the more common issues is timing chain tensioner failure. This is most common around 30-60K miles. The main symptom is the sound of the chain rubbing on the block during startup. According to Suzuki, it could make the noise for a very short amount of time, but it should never last for longer than 30s. To, me, it sounded like a bicycle chain hiting a chain guard while peddling. To help avoid this, use good oil and filters. I use Mobil 1 synthetic, and the Purolator Pure 1 oil filter. She now has just over 61K miles, and I have not heard the issues since I had it fixed at about 43K miles. She treats me well, and I return the favor.
#1342 of 1355 2002 suzuki xl-7 touring 2wd
Apr 02, 2008 (3:03 pm)
hi everyone, i purchased my suki about three months ago ( 65k ) miles and i just noticed a springy / squeaky nioise coming from the front. anyone ever heard of this? driving me crazy...