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#846 of 1050 high idle/ acceleration problem
Jan 07, 2008 (7:15 am)
I wanted to find out if there are any 2006 GV owners that are having a probvlem with a high idle or acceleration problem. If your vehichle just revs up to a high RPM or any kind of a racing of the engine. My dad was in an accident a couple of days ago and was gassing up his GV. When he was done he put his foot on the brake to put the GV in drive and the car revved up and he said it happened so fast that the car took off and he hit the garage of the gas station. He is alright, but I wanted to find out if there are other people experiencing similar problems.
#847 of 1050 Re: high idle/ acceleration problem [aalupo]
Jan 07, 2008 (9:48 am)
I had a similar situation happen to me. It was my size 11 shoe that caused the problem. I depressed the brake and put it in drive,the edge of my shoe caught the accelerator and the car leaped forward. Luckily I released my foot and hit the brake again and stopped the vehicle. The brake and accelerator pedals seem closer together in the Vitara than my other car. May be what happened.
Just my 2¢
#848 of 1050 Re: high idle/ acceleration problem [tim66]
Jan 08, 2008 (4:42 am)
I'm pretty sure also that unfortunately he did hit the gas pedal when he pushed the brakes. It did happen to me once, I was to go from "Park" to "Drive", so nothing happened. I had big snow boots.
#849 of 1050 2006 Grand Vitara Luxury
Feb 21, 2008 (10:32 am)
I have had recent electrical problems with my Grand Vitara. It is a 2006 with 43,000 miles.
First, my "check engine light", "abs light" and "esp" light all came on at the same time while driving. I also lost my speedometer, cruise control, 4 wheel drive switch, heater/ac controls, center console dash lights, and my outside temperature/gas mileage guage. I put my OBD 11 scanner on the car and received a "P1875" code. I looked it up and it told me it was a transmission sensor for the low range 4 wheel drive. I took it to the dealer to which they informed me it was the right rear wheel sensor. After having the car fixed I drove it around for about a week.
I went to hook up a trailer to the vehicle and none of my trailer lights worked nor did the running lights on my car. Took it back to the dealer to be informed my trailer wiring harness had malfunctioned and melted itself together causing the fuse in the car to blow. They replaced the wire harness, the fuse and told me all was well.
The other day I go to hook up my trailer and the running lights on the trailer don't work. I unhook and back my son's truck up to the trailer, plug in the harness and to my surprise, all the lights work on the trailer---indicating the problem lies within the Suzuki! I called the dealer and told him the problem still existed and needed the car fixed. In the mean time the "ABS" light and "ESP" lights come on again causing most of the original electrical problems all over.
I take the car back to the dealer--- he tells me the wire harness is fine according to his test, and that the new codes "C1035" and "C1036" indicate the other side speed sensor has malfunctioned. They repair the sensor but the wiring problem he insist is in my trailer. I already know that it is not or it would not have worked properly on my son's truck.
Here's my question, (finally) ---When I returned home I looked up the two codes he claimed came up on the diagnostics-- Code C1035 and C1036! My scanner does not have either of these codes nor does the Suzuki website OBD 11 code list!
Can anyone verify these two codes and are they a speed sensor? Also, are there speed sensors on each wheel or is there one speed sensor on the vehicle? I have a gut feeling I may have been bull shi.ed!
I was charged for an alignment when I found specific information on here stating "Denver Suzuki" acknowledged Suzuki used the WRONG specifications at the factory on certain Grand Vitaras! I'm looking for answers so I can file a complaint if Suzuki is not doing recalls as required by law!!!!
Any information will be greatly appreciated. I have been a mechanic for 35 years but these new computerized vehicles are quite challenging at times!
#850 of 1050 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara Luxury [shuckapeafarms]
Feb 22, 2008 (5:14 am)
Hi, I have the maintenance manual, I looked it up, and yes there is individual speed sensors for each wheel, also I found the codes:
C1035: is for the left rear wheel speed sensor circuit failure, Wheel sensor signal is out of specified range.
C1036: is for the left rear wheel sensor or encoder failure, Abnormal wheel speed sensor signal is detected.
About the wheel alignment, there was a technical bulletin issued, but it is not a recall, they should look after it if there is a complaint from the customer. I don't know about US, but here in Canada, I know that some people even had their tire replaced by the dealer because of excessive wear, unfortunately I'm not able to find back the number of the TSB. So they should charge the expense under that TSB, not to your wallet, I would complaint if I were you.
My trailer harness is working fine, I did the installation myself and bought a converter from HiddenHitch for it, here are the wire colors:
Tail light Red/yellow
Left Turn Green/red
Right turn Green/yellow
Stop (brake) Green/white
Backup (not normally used unless you have trailer brakes) red
You should check it with a multi-meter, you most probably have a fault there.
#851 of 1050 studying things
Feb 24, 2008 (1:20 pm)
So far, my 06 GV plain jane single mode 4wd has done good by me. What I have discovered in the last two years is as follows. Yes the oil filter could be easier to get to, the right angle with the left hand and arm thru an opening in the suspension when you find it makes it not too bad. When on a rough road I was hearing a buzzing sound, this comes from the latch on the center armrest cover, flick it with your finger, you'll hear it. A subtle clicking sound had me baffled, tap the plastic cover between the map lights above your head with your knuckle, there's that one. If the rear privacy cover is not snapped to the back seats it will swing and bang around. The tire thing; with 23000 miles the Geolanders will need to be canned shortly. They are rated a 280 for treadwear, can't expect much more from such a soft compound. As you all probably know now the engine has shim over bucket valves. I'm not really worried about this. In the past I have torn the covers off of Suzuki motorcycle engines, both screw type adjuster and shim valve trains. Believe me, unless you hear clatter, don't fret it. Of course in very rare occasions the tolerence could shrink between the cam lobe and the tappet, with hardened seats this is unlikely. I'm sure the GV engines are run through a cycle somehow to seat the valvetrain in the factory before final measurements are made.
Moral of the story, so far, knock on my head this is the best vehicle I have owned, It gets me from point A to point B.
#852 of 1050 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara Luxury [bm000092]
Feb 25, 2008 (6:02 pm)
Reply to bm000092.... You have a manual?... wow... could you tell me why my horn doesn't work and the airbag light came on after i felt somewhat of a "tug" when i tried to make a 180 degree turn to the left? This is a 2002 GV.
Any and all info would be greatly appreciated
#853 of 1050 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara Luxury [troyan]
Feb 26, 2008 (1:30 pm)
I got a copy of the 2006 European model over the net, not the same engine and tranny, but the rest is the same, so better than nothing. I think that I cannot be much help for a 2002 model, completely different.
That 2006 GV is one of the best vehicule I had also, considering fun to drive, handling, and reliability. I did have the first 89 Sidekick model and it was really reliable as well.
About the tires, I personally don't experience that fast tire wear that somes have, but I agree with you, they are 280 and won't last for more than 30k miles.
#854 of 1050 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara Luxury [shuckapeafarms]
Feb 26, 2008 (7:06 pm)
I want to update readers on my 2006 GV!
The tire problem was as suspected! Suzuki used the wrong calibration at the factory and mine did need realignment. NO, I did not hit the curbs or anything else that affected the alignment. It did this from day one.
The electrical problems stem from faulty speed sensors on the rear wheels. My extended warranty cover both defects.
Overall, I like the vehicle but feel we shouldn't be experiencing these kind of failures on a $25,000 vehicle in the first year or two of ownership! Suzuki also had problems with the auto tranny but did make modifications to correct it. Hopefully mine is one of the modified versions. They also used a plastic part on the power steering pump that has given people nightmares but they have owned up to it and rectify it at no cost to the customer.
I feel they should own up to the rest of the KNOWN factory defects and repair those free of charge to the customer also.
Please also note that Suzuki used various Geolanders on their vehicle and not all were equipped with 280 tires. Mine were G93's that the dealer insist were 40,000 mile tires. I got about about 20,000-25,000 before wear was totally noticable however, with the alignment defect, my right rear wore completely out at 25,000 while the other three still had significant tread at 40,000. It was definitely the alignment and the dealer informed me he had numerous complaints---some that tires were replaced and others that were not. Unfortunately, I had to purchase a new set to which Geolander was not my choice of tire!
#855 of 1050 2006 GV Door Lock Problems
Mar 11, 2008 (2:51 am)
Has anyone had any problems with there keyless entry. My door locks do not function properly. I have changed the batteries in the remote and I still cannot lock the doors without using the key. The open door icon on the dash indicates the doors are open and there not. Could this be an electrical problem?
Any help would be appreciated