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Suzuki XL-7, Brakes, Engine, Fuel System, SUV
#56 of 147 Wheel bearings PROBLEMS!
May 13, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I have a 2003 XL-7 and I am in the process of having the wheel bearings replaced for the fourth time!!! The front has been done once and this will be the third time for the rear! It has 88000 miles on it and though it is under warranty the dealerships are few and far between. I have found the customer service for this repeat problem has been miserable through Suzuki and I guess that's why the dealerships drop them for service. I will now have to travel over 40 miles to get it serviced......any ideas? does anyone else have this problem?
#57 of 147 Re: 2007 Water Leak in the rear cargo area [dave42ny]
May 15, 2008 (8:07 pm)
I have an XL7 with 3 rows I also found a water leak problem in the cargo area.I noticed the water was entering from the back cargo light located at the roof. When I verified, the rubber bracket that cover the light cables were loose. I took my XL-7 to Service and the Suzuki service personell adjust the bracket. Since that, no water leak problems at all.
Hope this can help you.
#58 of 147 Re: 2007 Water Leak in the rear cargo area [gadiel]
May 16, 2008 (7:58 pm)
I finally had the pressure vent (that was on order) replaced today on my 2007 XL7, it was raining pretty heavy at times today. This was a good test - I drove to work after having my XL7 repaired then back home later in the day - and guess what? It's still leaking from underneath, from the pressure vent. I had a small hand towel placed near the pressure vent, I removed the towel and about half of it was soaking wet. I'll check the area you mentioned but I will be calling both my local dealership/service dept and Suzuki America come Monday morning. Additionally, I had the EVAP solenoid replaced for a P0449 check engine light that came on about 10 days ago. It appears that it's been resolved. However, the wire appeared to be severed near the connector. How did that happen? Did the service tech cut the wire after the check engine light was cleared?
#59 of 147 2004 XL-7 4X4 won't disengage
Jun 14, 2008 (1:04 pm)
We have taken to the dealer 4 times for the same problem. The first time they replaced the solenoid (not covered by warranty). The next time they told us they were getting an unknown trouble code and needed to check with tech support. Then they said they needed to test the PCM (Power Control Module). This wasn't it, so they finally replaced the front differential. The day after I got the car back from the dealer, the 4X4 stayed engaged and wouldn't release. We have noticed it will sometimes disengage on steep inclines, but not always. We have checked the tire pressures and fluid levels. If there are any other options that anyone is aware of, please post an answer.
#60 of 147 Re: Service Engine Soon Light [winchesteraime]
Jun 20, 2008 (4:57 am)
I had the same issue on my 2005 X-L 7
apparently the O2 Oxygen sensor wire runs very close to the oil filter location, and a service person ( not paying attention) pinched the wire in the top of the oil filter, not enough for oil to leak, but enough for the sensor to short out.
Sensor was $270 (part only) and my oil change guy ate the bill.
#61 of 147 ac indicator light
Jun 20, 2008 (5:03 am)
The AC indicator light started "blinking" with or without the AC engaged.
The AC works fine , and the compressor does NOT disengage when the light blinks.
Any ideas on the "blinking green light"??
2005 XL-7 runs great no issues 56k miles
#62 of 147 Re: Service Engine Soon Light [winchesteraime]
Jun 28, 2008 (4:30 pm)
Go to autozone and have them run a diagnostic. We had the O2 sensor changed at around 80k on ours. Save a $100 and have a private mechanic do it. Hard to get to so have a mechanic do it.
#63 of 147 2007 suzuki xl7 many problems
Oct 09, 2008 (2:09 pm)
I have a 2007 xl7 with 20000 miles the radio shuts off for no reason and the info center stops working then the engine light came on started running real rough. Had it towed to dealer they said it was a sludge build up in the engine paid $170 the next day same thing towed back again told me it needed an induction service for $180. When I questioned the service writer I asked if the codes were read he said not yet so how could he know i needed an induction service done? Then he tells me they need to contact suzuki because they dont know whats wrong. I am thinking it is time to get a lawyer and get out from under this. Any suggestions?
#64 of 147 Re: 2007 suzuki xl7 many problems [tomd132]
Oct 09, 2008 (5:57 pm)
I've got a 2007 XL7 AWD with 20K miles. The dealerships are useless & clueless. American Suzuki told me to take the vehicle to a different Suzuki dealership since they have different mechanics next dealership is 60miles away. American Suzuki & the Dealership told me they could not repeat the problem so there was no problem. I've had continous problems since December 07 when I bought it new.
I believe I've isoloated the electric failures with mine, it has to do with the factory remote starter. When I've used the remote starter on seperate occassions I've lost:
Climate control, Radio, DVD, Turn Signal audible (clicker noise), ability to dim dash, no crusie control.
other issues: roof rack rail plastic flapping in the wind , rear window defroster faliure, squeaky dash console, DVD LCD rattles... all the anoying stuff. Keep finding screws on the floor when I vacuum, I know they are coming out somewhere, but where?
I hope this helps because I know I'm sick of this car too. Attorney told me to keep taking it back until I build up enough visits to use the lemon law on them.
Almost forgot the randomly appearing ruff engine and check engine lights and the 'tighten fuel cap' light which was replaced, twice I think?
#65 of 147 Re: 2007 suzuki xl7 many problems [oswald008]
Oct 10, 2008 (12:14 pm)
Thanks for the info, today they told me that they think it is a cam shaft sensor but they are still not sure and need the vehicle through the weekend with no loaner. I will let you know when I actually talk to someone who knows something.