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Suzuki Aerio, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#243 of 444 Oil Leak from Transmission Breather - TSB for Canada
Jul 12, 2006 (2:59 pm)
Hi guys. I noticed a number of members have had the problem of oil leaking from their Transmission Breather hoses on their 2004-2006 Aerios that have Manual Transmission. I have had the same problem for the last 6 months and my tranny oil and breather hose has been changed by the dealer to remedy the problem...but with no success. So I tried another dealer and was informed that as of June 16, 2006, Suzuki Canada issued a TSB (AS25-06) for this problem.
The TSB is 9 pages long and details pictures for the mechanic on how to correct the problem. The correction to the problem..and I am quoting the TSB...." the left hand transmission case has been redesigned to include a baffle plate as part of the transmission breather system...in the event that you (dealer) receive a complaint of leakage from the transmission on a 2004 to 2006 Aerio equipped with M/T, and have confirmed that the leak is coming from the transmission breather hose, install a new left hand transmission case and baffle plate"
The job will take about 5.5-6 hours. 12 parts have to be installed. The parts must come from Japan and will take about 1-2 months to get to dealer.
The mechanic is shaking his head in amazement as he does not believe it will 5-6 hours.....in fact...a lot more time.
Hopefully this info helps....contact your Suzuki dealer.
I'm not sure if the same TSB # applies to cars in the USA.
#244 of 444 Should I buy an Aerio???
Jul 14, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Well, this topic has got me second guessing. I found a 2002 Suzuki Aerio S near by. It's a 5 speed with 52,808 miles. It's going for 8K. After hearing a lot of bad, I was wandering, do you think I should buy it? I'm 17 and it'd be my first car. I want something to do maintenance on by myself, but nothing out of control that will kick me in the ass. Is this the wrong car for me?
#245 of 444 Re: Should I buy an Aerio??? [supratuner]
Jul 15, 2006 (6:58 pm)
The Suzuki Aerio is perfect for your age. It's also fun to drive. Other people have said that they have problems with their Aerio but I have never had a problem with mine except for a flat tire. I suggest getting an automatic transmission because most people have problem with the Aerios that have a manual transmission. I have a 2002 Suzuki Aerio GS Automatic and I love it. It has 60,000 miles and no problems so far. I suggest you search for an automatic and a GS model. The GS model is a great value. You get fog lamps, spoiler, and 15" aluminum wheels for a great value. I also feel that 8,000 is too much for a 2002 Aerio S. You should be able to find something cheaper especially for a manual and 50K miles. It is a great used car to buy especially for its low resale value and a great gas saver.
#246 of 444 Re: 2005 AERIO ORDEALS [maggiemay1]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:26 pm)
When did your rear tires go bad? We just had a flat and noticed both tires bald in rear. Didn't think to check them as car serviced as still under a year old and didn't think this would happen. Did you have to pay for new tires? We did and they are blaming us. They refuse to admit there is a problem with this car and rear tires going bald....HELP
I think we all need to get together on this...
#247 of 444 Re: 2006 Suzuki Aerio [bwood2]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:30 pm)
Same problem as you but Suzuki blaming us for bald rear tires on new car bought in Aug 2005. Only noticed at 14K due to flat rear tire. There is a bulletin about the rear tire wear but Suzuki gets to decide which cars they will fix. Sounds like you got a bit of help then nothing. I got no help at all this week when we got the flat and they will do nothing! Class action will have to happen apparently. But how do we do this?
#248 of 444 Re: What a piece of junk!!!!! [mesx]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:32 pm)
Is your Aerio auto or manual? Have same car and have 2 bald rear tires at 14K and worried about this as should not happen with new car!
#249 of 444 Re: What a piece of junk!!!!! [amentzriona]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:39 pm)
Re the TSB - pls tell me more as I just had flat on my AWD 2005 Aerio and being told my bald rear tires are not due to problem with the car. I don't believe them and am getting frightened about all the others with same problem. Is your car auto or manual? Ours is auto AWD. 2005 with 14K miles. Bought new in Aug 2005. Suzuki won't even tell me what the TSB is about after I gave them VIN number. I only heard about a bulletin from Yokahami tire company or else would not know there is any problem at all. Suzuki denies it! They finally said it's "up to the dealership" to decide if my car has a problem. I would like to know exactly WHAT the problem is. All I know is that I have 2 rear tires with absolutely NO TREAD at all and a flat tire. I have just pd $600 for 4 new tires as too scared to let my child drive on tires that came on car and went wider. Very scary for new car owner to go thru this....
#250 of 444 Re: OEM tire replacement problems? [carthell]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:47 pm)
Well, can't say yet as just put 4 new, wider tires on our 2005 AWD Aerio auto.
Both rear tires completely bald at 14K and car is less than a year old, so we are faring worse than you did!
Our OEM tires were also Yokahama's G046 1955515's. Had to get 2 tires to replace the rear OEM's and decided to replace all 4 as tire place said front tires were about to go as well. Suzuki NO HELP and deny any problem with this car!
We put 4 Falcon's on which are medium rated tires. They are wider which is a good idea. They also have a warranty as the OEM's had 0 warranty! (this according to Yokahama who say the OEM's were not defective upon looking at them) The baldies are in trunk of car, waiting to go see a judge somewhere, sometime.....I am afraid the new rear tires are also going to lose tread as there is a problem with this car that Suzuki is denying! Good luck to all of us!
Jul 20, 2006 (11:25 pm)
I have a 2005 Aerio SX.
I have been religiously aligning my tires every 3 months. So far the tires look like they are going to last about 36,ooo miles. I currently have over 21,ooo miles on the tires. Firestone has lifetime alignment for about $150, a wise investment, since new tires are so Expensive.
But unfortunately my brakes did Not last very long. I just had to replace the front brakes after Only 21,000 miles.
#252 of 444 Is this car for me?
Jul 24, 2006 (12:02 pm)
Hello, I need help please I am from Mexico City And I will buy an Aerio Sedan FWD premium. I am worried because I will use this car on Highway all the time And this highway is often wet and foggy with a lot of curves. So my question is: Is this car for me?, please help me with your experience.