Last post on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM
You are in the Suzuki Grand Vitara/Vitara
What is this discussion about?
Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#1039 of 1048 Re: 2007 GV REAR END ISSUES [fishwar]
Mar 25, 2011 (6:41 am)
I have a 2007 GV and I just replaced the original Yokohama Geolanders, (25k miles on them) with new Kuhmo Solus tires rated at 60k.
They seem to have a better tread life rating than the Yoko Geolanders. I will let you know how these Kuhmos hold up!
#1040 of 1048 Re: 2007 GV REAR END ISSUES [fishwar]
Apr 01, 2011 (12:07 pm)
This is a very well known problem. By now, all but the worst Suzuki dealerships know how to fix it. In the meantime, the misalignment is costing you mileage, is prematurely wearing the drivetrain, and is a serious safety hazard since you are far more likely to lose control. I strongly suggest you get it fixed asap. You'll also enjoy the GV far more after it's correcte.
#1041 of 1048 Re: Do I need to dump my GV? [luvmygv]
May 21, 2011 (12:23 am)
Dude, you got over 100k miles out of it and it's still running. I am thinking the mechanics are a part of your problem. I have a 2008 and I have 95k miles on it. I run synthetic oil in it and I have had no mechanical problems. You need to find a competent mechanic. I hope this helps.
#1042 of 1048 Re: 2007 GV REAR END ISSUES [shooshoo]
May 21, 2011 (12:36 am)
I have a 2008 and I experienced the same issues with the original tires. I replaced them with Hankook tires from Sears and the alignment was done there also. I keep them rotated and properly inflated. I have had no further problems with tire wear or rear traction control. The vehicle has been great.
#1043 of 1048 Suzuki Vitara head lights
May 30, 2011 (2:22 pm)
Headlights are not working except on high beam setting. Fuse shows no sign of burn out. Turn signals work. Tail lights work.
#1044 of 1048 06 GV bought as new!
Jun 23, 2011 (12:59 am)
I bought my GV in 06 and I was pretty happy with it. It used to run perfect.Loved it for the first 2 years. It's already 2011 and I didn't have major problems with it. First set of tires changed at 30K miles(wheel alignment done at 6K miles) and I replaced them with Yokohama A/TS. Now.....it started to have a noise after 4K like (It seemed like a defective strut noise). I have been to the shop (2 of them) with it and they were not able to find the problem. They changed 1 strut and the sway link.....and I still had the noise. I put now 49k miles on it and I still couldn't figure out what's the noise source (which became louder and louder). I asked them to inspect the lower arm and again the strut...."Oooo it's not from there" even though they were not able to identify the source. Now ...the warranty is gone and I have to pay for it myself. At 35k miles the caliper on the same side got frozen....it took me 3 weeks and a visit to another mechanic to convince them to take the wheel off and check it out. When they finally checked and confirmed what I was complaining about, they replaced the caliper and they left the same brake disc even though it was burnt out (blue color) and it has also a humming noise coming from the wheel hub (needs to be replaced also).
Does anyone have any idea about some good or better brands for the brake discs, brake pads, wheel hub and bearing and lower arm control also? I have to replace both sides but I want some good quality parts. thx
#1045 of 1048 Re: 06 GV bought as new! [bastus]
Jun 26, 2011 (10:57 pm)
On another forum, someone has reported their lower control arm bushings were shot. Someone else posted that they are not the best design, and that many suv's have this problem.
#1046 of 1048 Re: Excessive & Persistant Tire Wearing on My Grand Vitara [vitaraownr07]
Jul 28, 2011 (6:11 pm)
I have been having the same problem with my grand vitara. The dealer already replaced 2 of my tires already after we put 1,000 miles on brand new tires. I am about ready to take it back to the dealer soon because one of the tires is wearing more quickly than the other 3. We also just had our AC/ Power steering belt break. I am not having much luck with this vehicle!!
#1047 of 1048 Re: Excessive & Persistant Tire Wearing on My Grand Vitara [spatnode]
Aug 01, 2011 (9:19 am)
This is a well-known problem, and has been discussed at great length on GV forums. Only the most incompetent Suzuki dealerships are still unable to fix it. I suggest you print out some of these discussions and show them to your dealer/service garage. If they still can't fix it, I suggest you bring up the matter with Suzuki Canada/America. This is also a safety problem, since the misalignment means you are always out of control a bit. And it will wear out the drivetrain faster also, cost you mileage etc. The broken belt is uncommon to the point where I can't recall any other case of it being reported.
#1048 of 1048 Unable to locate Bank1 s2 O2 sensor 2008 GV
Jan 14, 2012 (11:29 am)
Took our 2008 Grand Vitara in for an oil change. Dealer says our Bank1 S2 O2 sensor has damage to the wiring...I have no" Service Engine Light" upon arrival at the dealer.
Dealer wants $455 to repair. I decline. Drive the car home (50+ miles) still no light.
After studying about this o2 sensor I have learned that the B1 S2 O2 sensor is supposed to be on the driver's side down stream of the catalytic converter. I have the car on jacks and I have no sensor after the cat. There is one on the head pipe on each side of the car.
I have put my hands on every inch of the exhaust and the is no other sensor. I have pictures
(and studied them on my computer) of the exhaust from one end to the other.. I don't see it.
The car runs just as good as it did when I purchased it 2 years ago.
Thanks for any help you may have.