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You are in the Suzuki Verona
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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#1803 of 1855 Re: Still driving... [jason25]
Jul 10, 2009 (1:20 pm)
Our miles are very similar and I have experienced all those problems and more. It is at the dealer as I type trying to get approval for new engine. It died two days ago while driving on eway with my son. I'm fighting with suzuki corp to get this vehicle fixed, but they are tripping. You MOST definitely will be needing a new engine soon. That's the history with the 2004 Suzuki Veronas
#1804 of 1855 Re: Still driving... [blouie]
Jul 13, 2009 (5:55 pm)
That is very discouraging. At the dealer they claimed the engine light code was reading that there was an error with banks 1 and 2. I asked what that meant exactly and they claimed that it could mean a number of things. I stood there with a blank face for a few minutes before they told me I would have to bring the car back for them to fully diagnose the problem. This was after them having the car from 8 am to 4 pm. Unacceptable. As you could imagine I was quite upset. I haven't been back since and other mechanics can't seem to diagnose the problem either. This is very frustrating. I am seriously debating on whether or not to just get rid of the car. These issues should not be happening on a modern car with under 60,000 miles.
#1805 of 1855 Re: Still driving... [jason25]
Jul 14, 2009 (6:34 am)
The Verona has the General Motors On Board Diagnostic system. It should not be difficult for trained and competent mechanics to diagnose the problem. Perhaps your car did not receive their full attention while at the dealership. I suggest that you take what I post here to your service manager. I don't understand the reference to "banks 1 and 2." Normally, the term "banks" refers to separate rows of cylinders in a v-type engine. The Verona has only one row of cylinders because it uses an inline engine, placed at right angles to the length of the vehicle.
#1806 of 1855 Re: Still driving... [marvinlee1]
Jul 14, 2009 (1:52 pm)
So basically these people are complete idiots??? When I asked them what they meant by an error with banks one and two, they simply replied that it could mean a number of things and that I would have to bring the car back for them to fully diagnose the problem. I'm very sure that my car did not get their full attention. This is very discouraging. If my finances allowed, I would trade this car TODAY. But that just isn't going to be a feasible option until at least next year. I honestly don't see myself driving this car past 2010. It sucks because this was my first new car and I would love to drive it well past 100,000 miles. But if I am having these issues under 60,000k miles, I can only imagine what the issues will amount to after 100k.
Jul 26, 2009 (6:54 pm)
I have a 2004 Verona and just recently when I go to get gas it clicks off like it is full. It clicks and clicks and it takes forever to put in a couple gallons. I have taken it to a mechanic and they said that they cannot find anything wrong with it. My boyfriend took it apart to check the goose neck and it is not bent or damaged either. I was just wandering if any one has had this problem or can give me some ideas. I hate to take it to the Suzuki dealer because every time I take it there some thing else breaks as soon as I get it back. Not very trust worthy. Thank you.
#1808 of 1855 Re: Gas Tank [littleli]
Jul 29, 2009 (8:25 am)
It has more to do with the gas station pump itself. Alot of stations discourage "topping off" your tank (y'know getting that last ounce of gas to round off to the next nearest whole dollar) by having a mechanism that shuts off the gas when it back flushes back into the gas pump nozzle. Some nozzles are sensitive and some shoot gas so fast into your car's goose neck that it backflushes prematurely (something to do with a physics lesson involving that you can only shove liquid through a pipe only so fast). I would suggest for those fast gas pumps that you back off on the pump handle and slow the fuel flow. On a side note I think some gas stations have their "anti-topoff" settings set too sensitive.
#1809 of 1855 Re: verona [poulsbokid]
Jul 29, 2009 (9:09 am)
Dang, you still have that car?!!! I'm ALSO just checking back to satisfy my curiosity (plus I'm severely bored at work) in regards to Suzuki Motors company reacting on Verona issues........sadly I see they lost interest.
For those that never ventured far back enough to read posts from August 2006 to September 2007, I was one of the rare members who successfully had Suzuki Motors Corporation buy back their Verona. I had to get a "lemon law" lawyer to send a threat of litigation for Suzuki to do that but it worked nonetheless. Long story short, the 2005 Verona that I had was one of thee worst, it actually shut off on me while I was going 65mph with a 18-wheeler on my butt. Suzuki put over $20,000 of new parts and labor into a $15,000 Verona through 13 visits to the mechanic. They extended my warranty and would have put even more money into the warranty work if not for the threat of litigation. When finally I returned it to a Suzuki rep for a buyback, the Verona would barely stay on and when it did it jerked along no faster than 25mph. In fact the rep couldn't even get it started to move it into another lot, he needed some dealership mechanics to come out to help him push!
My overall conclusion about the whole experience is that Suzuki did play nice by honoring their warranty and even extending it but they failed at finding the root of the problem and were jerks for initially refusing my pleas for a buyback.
#1810 of 1855 Re: Gas Tank [littleli]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:43 am)
I do not top off my tank last few times I have gone to Costco to get fuel It has overflowed. I click on the lever for it to fill with out me holding it so I can do my windows etc. I have been going there with this car since I have owned it and it has happened Just the last 2 times. They have once again updated the nozzles and this is the problem they don't stick in as far as they use to.
#1811 of 1855 Re: verona [blkbob]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:50 am)
Yes I still have the car after the last time it was in the shop for a month it is fixed. I have not had a problem since. But I do not drive it that much. I have a scooter now that I drive to work when its nice and it been in the 90's for weeks now. Course me holding a sign down at the dealer asking why I wasn't driving my new car helped GRIN. Now I have to go 2 hours away to a suzki dealer to work on my car as they have fled from our city. GLTA
#1812 of 1855 2004 Suzuki Verona
Sep 19, 2009 (1:02 pm)
I have a 2004 Suzki Verona S that was given to me from my mother. I'm 19 years old and this is my first car. I received it in 2007 as a gift during my junior year of high school. It currently has 60,800 miles. So far the things that has had to be replaced are:
- Faulty transmission at around 17,000 miles replaced under warranty
- Cylinders were misfiring and was repaired at around 42,000 miles
- I hit a curb and ruined the front bearings, had those replaced at 52,000 miles
Other than those, only regular maintenance has been performed. From what I have read in these forums, my Verona seems to be one of the only few that runs the way it should. My car definitely isn't as bad as the posts on here suggest. I suppose I got lucky . Now at about 61,000 miles its time for the 60,000 mile service interval. I called the dealer and they said the price is $489! Ouch. As you could imagine, at 19 years old, that is a lot of cash coming out of my pocket. So my question is is there anywhere else that I could go to get my car serviced for less? Are there any certified places that can service my car properly? And would it void my powertrain warranty if I serviced it there? I thought about PepBoys or Tire Kingdom, but they don't even carry the oil filter for my car any longer, so I'm not too sure. Any input would be appreciated