Last post on Nov 29, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#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!!
Aug 08, 2009 (7:48 am)
I am looking to buy a 2004 to 06 XL-7. I really only need a five passenger version but have been finding that most XL-7's are seven passenger. If I removed the rearmost seats entirely, which would increase cargo area and reduce weight, would it leave the carpeted floor like in the five passenger versions?
Aug 08, 2009 (12:10 pm)
anybody have a complete manual for 2003 suzuki XL7 thanks tom
#1348 of 1355 Rear door latch problems
Sep 25, 2009 (12:47 pm)
I live 5 miles down a dusty dirt road and the hole around the handle allows in so much dirt that it only works for about 2 weeks. Has anyone else had this happen and what was the solution?
#1349 of 1355 loud noise from engine
Nov 19, 2009 (7:24 pm)
When we start the truck, it sounds ok at first. It then makes a loud grinding noise fromm the engine for a few minutes and then it stops. What could make this noise?
Nov 25, 2009 (7:29 pm)
I just bought an 08 Premium XL7 2wd, 3rd row seats. 30k miles. Paid $15k. I really like this vehicle. Perfect for my family of 5. The engine has plenty of power and the trans is smooth. The interior panels are a little "plasticy" looking. The seats are kinda soft and will probably start showing wear later. But everything else is great. It's much better than paying $35k for a new SUV. This vehicle is a lot of bang for the buck. I'm very happy so far.