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Suzuki Aerio, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#416 of 444 I love my aerio!
Aug 29, 2009 (6:42 pm)
I have an 03 aerio sx and i love it. I would not trade it for anything. in fact I am researching the best aftermarket clutch to put in. I am leaning towards a stage 2. It currently has a cold air induction and custom exhaust. I lucked out and had minor gear work done by my local suzuki mechanic in which he didn't properly seal the tranny and I ended up with a new transmission at 98,000 miles for free!!! I also had a timing chain snap and the valves bent, but suzuki honored the warranty again and re-did the engine. Only issue i have is the clock light not working. nothing to lose sleep over. Any suggestions on the Stage 2 Clutch would be appreciated though. Oh, I love the way it handles the road too.
#417 of 444 need new exhuast parts
Aug 31, 2009 (12:18 pm)
just so everyone knows i know nothing about cars and probably way over pay people for maintenance. that being said, my car does go in for regular oil changes, tuneups, etc. i have a 2003 aerio sx awd automatic with ~78k miles. i've been fairly lucky and really only had the minor "annoying" issues mentioned in the forum - rattling (heat shield which apparently we don't even really need) and the annoying clock light issue. actually that has somewhat migrated to a larger part of my panel lights - sometimes only half work and sometimes they all work. it's annoying but i can live with it.
just wondering if anyone has had to replace anything related to their exhaust. i apparently need a "muffler and center pipe assembly" since there are rust issues. according to suzuki they have to order this part from california and parts alone cost about $575. a muffler place nearby has the muffler for $200ish but they are missing the center pipe. the auto shop that would fix it would charge under $100 labor so the bulk of the cost to fix this is parts. any ideas where i can find the parts? and/or has anyone one else had this problem?
#418 of 444 Good News For A Change
Aug 31, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Well, as most of you probably already know, Suzuki dealships are dropping like flies. I purchased a new Aerio Premium 2 wheel drive in 2005. It has been a good little car and currently has a little north of 68,000 miles on it. A couple of little zingers but after a lot of urging on my part, the dealer took care of them. When I took it back to the local dealer because one of the windshield washer nozels quit working, it took several phone calls and finally some good old fashiond yelling to get them to replace it.
Three weeks ago, I had a BIG zinger. The engine quit on my sister in law as she was driving home. She called and told me there was a loud "bang" and she couldn't get it started. Since she was about 2 hours away, I suggested she have it towed to the local dealer.
The Gainesville, Florida Suzuki dealership is no more and we were told to take it to a Chevy dealership. They had the car for about three days and the report they gave us was bad, real bad. The head was warped and the crankcase was full of coolant. A rod broke in two putting a rather impressive hole in the side of the block. The coolant was not low as I had just checked all the fluids before I let her use the car earlier that day.
Three weeks later we have a brand new engine and a new 100,000 mile power train warranty, and, get this....no money out of pocket.
#419 of 444 Re: need new exhuast parts [bowbiter]
Aug 31, 2009 (1:36 pm)
Here is what I would do. Take it to a muffler shop. Not one of those big name chains. There is probably one near you. Have them look at it. They keep pipe in all diameters and mufflers are a dime a dozen. As long as your catalitic converter isn't damaged, they can cut out the old stuff, bend and weld in new stuff and have you back on the road for around $200.00. If you are young and crazy, you can get one of those big fat chrome mufflers for about $50.00 more.
#420 of 444 Re: need new exhuast parts [jaltfun]
Sep 04, 2009 (7:17 pm)
Thanks for the advice jaltfun!
#421 of 444 Problem With Suziki Aerio 2003 Please Help.........
Sep 23, 2009 (12:43 pm)
First of all thank You very much for every one who are giving suggestions and those who are sharing their thoughts.
I Bought second hand suziki aerio 2003 model 3 months back. it worked fine till now and we went for a long drive 2 months ago too but did not have a problem. But suddenly yesterday when I was on highway suddenly car started to jump and all of sudden after some distance it stopped. It was not moving at all. I stopped the engine and again started it but the car did not move forward. And when I start the engine and leave it in parking it shuts down by itself. I took to the mechanic he saw it and told nothing except take to the dealer.
I am not understanding what to do. Please can anyone suggest some suggestions....
Thanks in Advance.
#422 of 444 Re: Problem With Suziki Aerio 2003 Please Help......... [kumar1986]
Sep 23, 2009 (5:23 pm)
I am assuming that you have an automatic, but it really doesn't matter. Something in your transmission has stripped, or the CV joints have gone out, though that is less likely. The CV joint fix is fairly cheap, but the transmission fix is going to be a big hitter, and probably can only be done by a dealer. Good luck.
#423 of 444 Re: Problem With Suziki Aerio 2003 Please Help......... [kumar1986]
Oct 02, 2009 (11:54 am)
Sounds ridiculous, but check and if necessary, try adding TRANSMISSION oil. After some major check up when they were supposed to drain and change the transmission oil on my car, I had some sort of problem with the car popping out of gear - I'm an automatic - that was the trouble. I was off the stick and had to added over two quarts of transmission fluid. Multiple voice mails to the dealer in San Jose, CA and multiple voice mails to my service manager, but no call backs. Needless to say, I never went back.
#424 of 444 headlight problem
Nov 29, 2009 (11:44 am)
2006 Aerio - Left headlight very dim , with blue warning symbol on dash . I changed bulb and checked fuse - was ok . What's next ?
#425 of 444 maitenance schedule
Dec 25, 2009 (3:56 pm)
I purchased an 04 Aerio wagon which has no manual. I am wodering about replacement of headgasket and timing belt/chain. Ihave 160,000 k's on car. Thanks in advance for any info