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Suzuki XL-7, Brakes, Engine, Fuel System, SUV
#37 of 147 Re: Dead Battery When Below 20 Degrees [ucrcash]
Feb 12, 2008 (9:48 pm)
watch your accessories and avoid short trips. I have had battery issues with both of my XL-7s. The 2002 and 2007. Both times, our fault. Our 2007 is the bus in the family. So it gets lots of short trips to and from school and day care. Well, we left the satellite radio on one night, and sure enough, dead battery come morning. Since then, no problems. I killed the 2002's battery twice by forgetting to shut off some radio equipment when I park it for a long period of time. Otherwise, both of our Suzukis are great.
#38 of 147 Re: Suzuki XL-7 - Problems & Solutions [bosco729]
Feb 12, 2008 (9:54 pm)
I am looking to try 225-70-16s on mine. It seems to be a popular size with many other owners. it give the truck a better look, and reportedly, a better ride. I have heard 235-70-16 as another choice, but without some suspension upgrades, the tires will rub some.
#39 of 147 Re: stuck accelerator [jquick]
Feb 19, 2008 (1:42 pm)
I have a new 07 XL7. I experienced a stuck accelerator. I was pulling into my parking place and work very slowly and the thing took off, it seemed like someone floored the accelerator!!! To my horror, it went over the curb, knocked down the reserved parking sign and I finally got it to stop by putting both feet on the brake. I did damage to my bumper and underneath. My Husband thinks I'm crazy! Has anything like this happened to anyone else? If so, what did you do about it? I know it took off by itself!
#40 of 147 Re: stuck accelerator [renee9]
Feb 19, 2008 (3:02 pm)
I had mine towed to the dealer and they said nothing was wrong and suzuki said this hadn't happened to anyone else!!!!!! Mine also just took off and the accelerator was floored. I don't know what to do when everyone is saying theres nothing wrong. I know there is something wrong and I am afraid to drive it!
#41 of 147 Re: stuck accelerator [jquick]
Feb 20, 2008 (9:35 am)
I had asked the dealer about it. They told me to bring it in and they will test drive it. Well, I am 99% sure that it would not accelerate when they test drive it! You can't make it do that.
#42 of 147 Re: stuck accelerator [renee9]
Feb 21, 2008 (9:10 am)
Are either of you, cruise control users. I have only seen something like this, once, with ours. It was driving into town from the highway, and I had accidentally bumped the resume button for cruise control, which at set a 70mph. So, of course the vehicle started to accellerate until I realized that I had kicked the cruise back on. Otherwise, I have never seen this on our 2007. We have about 11K miles on it.
#43 of 147 Re: stuck accelerator [kc5yti]
Feb 21, 2008 (9:54 am)
I have never used my cruise control and none the less when you hit the brake the cruise control stops.The vehicle doesn't stop accelerating even when you are standing on the brake.
#44 of 147 Re: stuck accelerator [jquick]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:04 pm)
Wow, never had that happen. I can't remember if the throttle is cable or by wire on the XL-7. I wonder if it could be the linkage binding or maybe till, the cruise actuator kicking in when it should not. I hope you are able to determine the issue. We own two XL-7s, a 2002 and 2007. We have been very happen with both.
#45 of 147 backwards only
Feb 24, 2008 (12:02 pm)
this winter my 02 suzuki XL7 started to be able to go in reverse only. this happened twice. then went away for a few days. I have the problem coming back. have anyone one else expereanced this same situation? the mileage is around 36k. and the O/D button will not work
#46 of 147 2007 xl7 Defective Camshafts????
Mar 08, 2008 (12:11 pm)
I bought a brand new 2007 xl7 in September 07. I have put nearly 8,000 miles on the vehicle . The check engine light came on one morning and I immediately took the vehicle to the dealer.Ok,,,The dealer called yesterday and they will have my brand new 2007 xl7 for at least a week. The codes coming up for the check engine light indicated that a misfire was occurring because the camshaft is defective.
The camshaft ,,,along with the rocker arms have to be changed...????
This is completely blowing my mind.
Has this happened to anyone else? The dealer service guy said that this has happened to a few other 2007 xl 7s.,,but after the repair,,everything should be fine. I believe this is a huge job for a brand new vehicle. Engine work??????
Can anyone shed any light on this for me...??
Thanks for letting me share.