Last post on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM
You are in the Suzuki Grand Vitara/Vitara
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Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#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.