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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#1652 of 1859 So Long, It's been a horror
Jul 02, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Haven't posted in quite some time to try and keep my mind of the horror of the Verona. For the last 2 years it's been in the shop about 20 times. Stalling, check engine light, engine noise, ROUGH idle, and I could go on and on. The dealer could only reset the check engine light and tell me the same thing over and over and over again. (random misfire). There is nothing wrong with your car, it drove like a dream. WHATEVER! I called the Mfg. and told them it was a safety defect and if I got hit in the rear when it stalled I would sue. The man at Suzuki in California assured me the factory would have someone look at the car the next week, which NEVER HAPPENED, and he refused to call me back anymore. The car is a Verona LX 2004, with a measly 38000 miles on it. Immaculate condition, won't run. Saturday morning was the straw that broke the camels back. Started car, check engine light flashing and then On. Car idling like crap, and died when I hit the A/C. I unplugged 2 fuses to reset the check engine light and traded her in for a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. I am tired of the trouble and tired of Suzuki, they Could care less. Never, ever give them any of your hard earned money! I would not dream of trading for another Suzuki or GM product. Wish me Luck with the Hyundai! I hope only the best for everyone else here. I was lucky that I had paid cash for the Verona and got 9000.00 trade in, leaving me 10,000.00 to pay on the Sonata. It's a V6 and has lots more power than the Verona. I paid an additional 2000.00 down and financed only 8000.00 at 5.75 percent. The payments are a paltry 153.00 per month for 5 years. Good Luck again all. One thing to note, the Sonata isn't as pretty as the Verona, but hopefully will be a better car.
#1653 of 1859 Re: So Long, It's been a horror [ccbloome61]
Jul 02, 2007 (6:13 pm)
lol one thing u mentioned about this u r right the sonata isnt as pretty as the verona. I really did like my car. but apparently not enuff to where I obtain a lawyer and had Suzuki buy back. Well best of luck on ur sonata.
#1654 of 1859 Re: Possible Cause of Engine Stalling [blkbob]
Jul 03, 2007 (4:23 am)
I have no doubt that Suzuki will make good on their promise and honor their commitment to repair your car outside of the 36K warranty. My question was ... "what assurance do you have that you will receive a "quality machined header part" (not one with faulty tolerances)... you should insist on an a quality inspected header machined to the new tolerances; otherwise you have not solved the problem. As a mechanical engineer I see this often; parts get replaced with parts from stock, also with latent defects. In other words, did Suzuki purge stock on the faulty headers? I would have that discussion with the Service Manager.
#1655 of 1859 Re: Possible Cause of Engine Stalling [mm9351]
Jul 03, 2007 (5:25 am)
I apologize, I misunderstood the part about assurances. We'll apparently there are none in that regards because I got the car back and it still rough idles. But hey, I got shiny new parts under the hood and the dealership owner can now fly with both his mistress and his wife to Bora Bora for a fun-filled, sun-filled vacation.
Joking aside, I wouldn't necessarily say the car was fixed it was just put back to it's pre-engine light phase, I'm sure the stalling will be coming back soon. I just hope to God that I'll be driving a non-Suzuki automobile by then.
It's sad and laughable at the same time that Suzuki would knowingly pay more than double the car's worth in warranty bills rather than buy it back. And then extend the warranty to throw even more money at the problem while failing miserably to correct the problem. Even Yugo and Daewoo weren't that stupid.
#1656 of 1859 Re: Possible Cause of Engine Stalling [blkbob]
Jul 07, 2007 (11:45 am)
blkbob....my 04EX has always run beautifully with none of the problems you have experienced. However, when I took it in for routine service last Oct/Nov the dealer advised that I needed to have the head replaced. I had around 40k miles on it at the time and they just did the work under warranty. That is what I would have expected them to do since the header is part of the drivetrain which has a 7 year warranty. They told me it would have cost me $3500 if it had not been under waranty. This spring I have had the engine replaced twice and that was under warranty, too. They told me that was $7500 for each engine. I didn't even know I was having an engine problem. The original engine, as well as both replacement engines, have all run great. Guess I am fortunate to have a good dealer, and it isn't even the dealer where I bought the Verona. I plan to keep the vehicle until I start having reliability issues. At that time I will probably move to the RAV4.
#1657 of 1859 Re: Pull the plug on my 04 Verona [esalazar]
Jul 09, 2007 (5:10 pm)
Your final comment on all veronas in shop. That is funny cause I took mine in AGAIN for same problem annd there were 3 more there! Funny. Probably same thing problem stalling all the time. This car is a death trap!
I am in the process of getting a lawyer to sue under lemon law. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#1658 of 1859 Re: engine light comes on [mandi1]
Jul 09, 2007 (5:17 pm)
I am currently getting a lawyer and I am going to see if I can go after suzuki for a safety recall, I have almost been in more than 1 accident due to stalling.
If you know of more people that have had these issues withthere Veronas please give my email so people can email me, rev_rbmyahoo.com
I think we are all entitled to a refund from suzuki! And the more complaints the better..
#1659 of 1859 Re: engine light comes on [revrbm]
Jul 09, 2007 (8:23 pm)
better than that you want complaints on this kind of car go to www.odi.nhtsa thats where you will see the endless complaints on the verona's. this website is the office of defects investigation. Suzuki recently bought my verona back. paid the whole loan off and refunded the payments we gave, well not all payments, less the miles used which was from the miles when we got the car to the first time the car was in the shop. they went off miles stated for that day in shop, oh of course the lawyer i got his share. well good luck, you know what i did was took a picture of the check engine light and miles that it kept coming on. and emailed them to the lawyer. for thier files. well by the time suzuki was served by lawyer my car was in the shop, so of course suzuki had 30 days to respond, and believe me they waited up the 30 days and guess what, my car was still in shop lol. there was no fighting the fact that my car was a lemon. final noticed i got from lawyer was to prepare to return the car to dealer.by the time i got my car back out of shop was about two weeks when the day was here 5/16/07 the car was out of my hands. and guess what the check engine light was on that day too. lol good luck
#1660 of 1859 Re: Possible Cause of Engine Stalling [esalazar]
Jul 13, 2007 (5:55 pm)
I am having more problems with suzuki verona than I care to discuss, Same ones everyone else is having, Ready to file a civil law suite! Already filing lemon law and its in the shop WITH 4 OTHERS NO JOKE I wrote down all the plate #'s and VIN #'s. Please if you could give me the #for your lawyer you used I would appreciate it.
They are replacing my catalyst converter this time.. HA HA I don't think thats it Suzuki! Anyways if they don't get it this time the attorney General is on my side but I still want to look into file a civil case against suzuki on behalf of all of us
My Email is Rev_rbmyahoo.com and any info or just explanations of your problems I'm sure would be beneficial.
#1661 of 1859 Re: engine light comes on [esalazar]
Jul 13, 2007 (6:16 pm)
Nice thing about here in maine is they only have 7 days to respond now tha I am filing Lemon law through attorney General.. Thanks for the advice with the pictures that is a good Idea I will use that one for sure..