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Suzuki XL-7, Brakes, Engine, Fuel System, SUV
#120 of 143 Re: 3 problems [yasa]
Jan 22, 2012 (12:21 pm)
It sounds like the same problems I was having. When I would try to maintain a constant speed the car would jerk and sputter. I was also having the same issue turning only left, almost a roaring/grinding noise. I first took it to a transmission place and all they did was a transmission service, next took it to a local shop and they changed spark plugs and found a bearing on the intermediate drive axel was bad causing the grinding noise while turning. I was hopeful this would be covered by warranty and took it to the dealership, it was. The dealership replaced one bearing and cleaned some other stuff out and said both problems were fixed. I went and picked the car up and niether were fixxed so I took it back. A week later I was told that another bearing needed to be replaced and I needed an entire new transmission. Both are being covered by warranty but I have to pay for some coil that also needs to be replaced, $500. Hope this helps
#121 of 143 Re: Engine goes limp [cyke]
Jan 27, 2012 (6:24 pm)
I have a 2007 mileage 62700? Before thanksgiving the check engine light came on. I took it to Autozone and got a reading P700. I took it to the dealer I purchased it from (preowned vehicle) they took it to Suzuki. I was told that they would have to replace the transmission control sensor. But the sensor is replaced by replacing the entire harness. I was then told no part was available in the US and the part would have to come from overseas and would not come in until Jan. 28, 2012. I got the car back second week in January. I drove it for a week. While driving, I thought the car felt like it was dragging. The check engine like was back on and the display now flashing, service traction control. I found when stopping and switching to manual that the car was only shifting in two gears 2nd and 5th! I immediately drove the car to Suzuki, which was down the street from where I was and left it there (service dept. closed on saturday). They have informed me, they do not know what is wrong with it and are attempted to find an answer through service experts. I paid almost $1000 that I borrowed. I am lost in all this . I have had the car for about 16 months.
#122 of 143 Re: 2004 suzuki xl-7 manual transmission [george159]
Apr 12, 2012 (5:46 am)
Yes, happened to me. The tow guy should of put it in neutral. He caused the pin to break and it fell into the trasnfer case. Donot drive as it will eventually it will get caught between the gear and chain and break the case. Then you will have to replace the transfer case. thats what happended to me.
#125 of 143 Re: Engine goes limp [cyke]
May 29, 2012 (2:02 pm)
I have 2006 XL-7 with 73k miles. Until last night I had just 2 small problems with it. The first one is a small power steering leak at the pressure hose and i control it with Lucas p.s. fluid. The other problem is that after replacing the drive belt sometimes have that annoying noise when the AC compressor turns on. Tried a few times to put more tension on it but the system doesn't help. If anyone have a good idea let me know. Now, last night I cleaned the battery terminals and now it starts and runs fine after 30 minutes off. No check engine, no message, no nothing. I can start the engine and run the car but if shut it down have to wait to start it again...
#126 of 143 Re: Wheel bearings PROBLEMS! [beckyofcarroll]
Aug 13, 2012 (6:06 pm)
I have had those same problems, how do they get to keep this from being a real recall. I was stranded in South Carolina with this problem and ten months later the same is with the rear both times.
#127 of 143 Re: 3 problems [yasa]
Oct 08, 2012 (8:40 am)
I have a 2008 XL7 with the 3.6L engine. I've just starting having the same problem when turning left, then the check engine light came on and it was hesitating in low revs (seemed worse in 4th gear-strange) and since I needed an oil change anyway, I took it to Valvoline and the tech said it was a misfire code (didn't get the code#-Stupid on my part). I didn't think it was too serious then this morning it wouldn't start! AAA is on the way, but reading her and elsewhere it sounds serious; either a timing chain issue or trans issue. I have 45K on the engine so this should definitely be covered under warranty!!! It sounds like the timing chain issue should be a recall issue. I'll update when I have the car serviced and the issue (hopefully) resolved.
#128 of 143 Re: 2007 suzuki xl7 many problems [clh2798]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:29 am)
I bought a 2007 suzuki xl7 with about 400 miles on it and hadn't had any major problems until this past year. The jerking, sputtering, shaking, sounding terrible overall. I won't post names on here but I did take it in to a reputable repair shop. It's been there for months. We've gone through everything from the battery being too small to bad camshaft sensors to something with the engine harness needing to be rebuilt to the pistons being "off". I'm not an idiot but I'm not a mechanic either so I'll explain the best I can. This engine has 2 compartments which will fill up with oil and sludge and crap causing the above problems. It can be cleaned out, parts replaced, and things set right for roughly $2000. I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be more but the manager felt really sorry for me so he found coupons and what not. Anyway, one of the reasons he felt sorry for me (aside from the big bill so close to Christmas) is because of the response he received when he called the local dealership as well as the manufacturer. Get ready: Suzukis are known for this problem but there's no recall because not enough people have gone through the process of filing a complaint. If a customer brings this problem in to the dealership, they are told that it happened because the oil changes weren't kept up properly. And when my mechanic asked what he was supposed to tell his customer, they basically told him "She can replace the head gaskets and that should fix it." Needless to say, my mechanic was floored and said he couldn't believe they even admitted that to him. I have found a link online to file a complaint and as soon as I can pay off that bill and get my paperwork together, I will file. In the meantime, I won't be able to drive it much once I get it out of the shop because it will happen again if the original problem isn't fixed. And that wasn't my mechanic's 1st call to suzuki but it was one of the last (in case you're wondering why the gaskets weren't fixed first). Regardless of the gaskets though I still would have the huge "clean up" bill.
#129 of 143 2007 XL7 Transmission slippage?
Dec 05, 2012 (8:42 am)
I own a 2007 XL7 with 72,000 miles on it. I'm facing the same issues that several have posted and commented on. When I go to make a turn the transmission slips and a grinding noise occurs from under the vehicle. There are times that the trans slips when driving on a straight road, normally at lower speeds 10 - 35 mph. I've only noticed the check trans lite to come on once. I will check and make sure the level of the trans fluid is correct, but honestly I stand a little concerned from previous post. Check warranties...