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#963 of 1355 2002 Suzuki XL7 ICE BUILD UP on DOORS
Jan 15, 2004 (10:03 am)
I drive a 2002 XL7 and this is the second CAnadian Winter. I have been getting ICE BUILDUP on the passenger door to the point when you open the door it has caused damaged to the lower door panel in the corner. HAs anyone had similar problems and solutions
Also I have had problems with Front Wheel Alignment. The vehicle has less that 50,000 km. Any solutions.
Also I installed a Suzuki BUG DEFLEctor and on normal driving conditions both have broken with the wind. Anyone having the same concerns.
Jan 16, 2004 (5:03 am)
my alignment was off from the factory and fixed by the dealer when we bought it. Been fine since..
#965 of 1355 Cold Weather Operation
Jan 20, 2004 (12:31 pm)
Have any XL-7 owners had problems with their vehicles in temperatures around +10 degrees F? This past Friday, with the temp. around +8 deg, my XL-7 would not shift into 4WD. The "4WD" dashboard indication would not illuminate, and the front wheels clearly were not turning. I have a long, steep driveway to my house, which had some ice and compacted snow remaining from a storm on Thursday - usually no problem for my XL-7 when 4WD is used. However, we were forced to leave the vehicle near the bottom of the driveway because the XL-7 couldn't make it up in 2WD. The next morning, with the temp. about +20 deg. F, it shifted into 4WD on the first try, and I was able to drive up the driveway.
On two occasions about a month apart last winter, with the temp. at or below +10 deg. F, the "BRAKE" and "ABS" warning lights simultaneously came on. The lights remained on for several miles of driving and then turned off. While illuminated, there was no noticeable loss of braking capability. I had my Suzuki dealer check the brakes the first time this happened, but they could find nothing wrong. Unfortunately, the lights were not on when they checked it.
Jan 20, 2004 (4:29 pm)
The 4wd on our 02 Limited works fine right down to 0 degrees.. Its def a dealer serach problem.. Temps should have NO bearing to whether the 4wd works or not..
Jan 20, 2004 (8:07 pm)
I just bought a 2003 x-L7 and the breaks started
squeaking 2 weeks later,seen another x-L7 on the
road and heard their breaks squeaking also. anyone else have the same problem?
#968 of 1355 Re: Squeaky Brakes
Jan 21, 2004 (8:14 am)
Mine do it first thing in the morning or upon a later in the day start up. It appears to happen more often when there is a lot of moisture present. After a short drive they don't squeak anymore. I only have 7K on the car so I know the brakes are not shot. I'm not sure to have it checked out or not.
#969 of 1355 re: squeeking brakes
Jan 21, 2004 (2:28 pm)
Our brakes squeel sometimes, but I can't recall when. In the 9 months that we have had our 2003 XL7 Limited, I have rarely heard the brakes squeek. It usually depends on how much water has touched the brakes. When we get the car washed, the brakes usually squeel for a couple of minutes. Same goes with our G35. Don't worry - it's no problem!
#970 of 1355 Re: Squeaky Brakes/Ice Build Up/Alignment
Jan 21, 2004 (3:14 pm)
I have an 2002 Limited bought it used and have had brake squeak almost everyday first thing but then stops usually when we get out of the driveway. We as well as some other have had squeaky brakes when the moisture is high or extreme cold. I had them checked and the dealer said as long as it is not constant, meaning even after they have warmed up, there was nothing they could do. I am currently suspecting the brake pads themselves, i plan on purchasing some high dollar ones the have less brake dust as well.
During the first winter we have had it we have had a problem with the ice and snow build up in the wheel wells, to the point you can hardly turn the wheel or get some feed back. But have never had anything like what would cause damage to the door.
Have had surprising no problems with alignment, considering we live in the the one state with the worst roads in america. No really, look it up, Missouri roads sink.
Jan 21, 2004 (4:51 pm)
nope. 10k miles and not a peep out of the brakes.. Some cars squeek and others don't . My wifes last car did first thing in the morn. After that it was fine all day..
Jan 21, 2004 (6:24 pm)
My 03 Limited has one that comes from the frame of the passengers seat. It depends on the temp. After awhile it goes away.