Last post on Nov 29, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#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...
#1343 of 1355 XL-7 2002 models (Revving/accerlerating)
Apr 22, 2008 (7:35 pm)
About 3 years ago I had a problem with my truck as I was braking. When I would put my keys in and turn the ignition then press my brake pedal to change to drive my engine would rev. That happened a few times. Also when I press my brake pedal the truck would rev and suddenly accerlate nearly causing an acident. I had brought it into the dealership to look at was told nothing was wrong they never heard of that problem before. Then someone had suggested a cable (I don't recall off hand which cable but I do have the paperwork) so I then went back and had that cable changed under the warrenty as a safety issue. Prior to that I did get a recall notice about a cable and did get that cable replaced.
Now just the other day it started to happen again and again luckly I was able to avoid an accident. This time I had truck towed to the dealership for fear of not being so lucky again to miss an accident and just for fear of my safety and those on the road. Again dealership said there is nothing wrong couldn't find anything and had NEVER seen that before or heard of. I reminded them that I was there 3 years ago with same problem but was told no nothing wrong.
Any ideas as what the cause is??? Any insight would be greatly appreciated as I am very concered for my safety and I truly don't feel safe driving it even though it is claimed that "nothing" is wrong.
Sep 03, 2008 (7:17 pm)
Does anyone know about this....I have a 2001 GVitara xl7 driving I heard a loud noise and when the mechanic checked there is a bolt in the engine that was broken and damage the engine valve head gasket...my mechanic is going to rebuilded but he is not sure is this is going to be a problem in te future due to high milage?
Does anyone know about something like this? the engine have > 190K
#1345 of 1355 Righthand drive XL7
May 04, 2009 (11:05 pm)
Hello, I need help. I live overseas and I'm planning to bring my car to the US this summer but the car is righthand drive. Is it possible to switch it to lefthand and how much approximately it will cost me. Appreciate any advice. THANKS!!