Last post on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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Suzuki XL-7, Brakes, Engine, Fuel System, SUV
#7 of 143 Re: Bad sound from engine area [jrvallejo]
Jul 04, 2006 (9:53 pm)
Would someone please describe the sounds the engine makes and how the vehicle drives that would indicate the timing chain adjuster is going bad. I have an 01 XL7 with about 54000 miles on it and runs great but don't want my timing chain to go out on me and a bad time.
I am assuming Suzuki did not extend the warranty for this particular item. Unfortunately, 2001 was 3/36 warranty.
#8 of 143 how do you fold 2nd row seats flat.
Jul 05, 2006 (12:19 pm)
I have just purchased a 2005 xl7 5 passenger. I did not get an owners manual with it. How do you fold the back seats flat? is there a hidden lever somewhere Im missing.
many thanks for the help.
#9 of 143 Plenty of problems
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 29, 2006 (11:22 pm)
Need some more solutions!
#10 of 143 Passenger Seat Sensor
Aug 04, 2006 (10:21 am)
My wife drives a 2004 XL-7 and we've had problems in the past with the passenger seat sensor. Dealer had to replace it once because of a "mystery" code they got when they hooked it up to the computer in the dealer shop. Still very sensitive, cant put anything on the seat without it beeping. Service manager keeps saying it the same in all the others on the lot.
Also had a problem with the remote not working, Service manager wouldn't do anything about it till he saw it happen, so that was about 3 trips to the dealer, then one of the reps tells me that its a known problem with the contact plates on the doors. Had them replaced and it worked fine.
May 02, 2007 (4:23 am)
We have recently purchased a Suzuki XL-7 (2005 model) which has done only 25,000 kms. When we start the car every morning it revs so high and when you put it into reverse it almost takes off like a jet. The high revving sound when we start the car is very annoying and we feel it could also be using unnecessary fuel. Can anyone shed some light on the matter, as to why it revs so high, is it normal, or how can we fix it. We took it back to the Warranty dealer, who put it on the computer, and said there was nothing wrong? What do we do next?
#12 of 143 Proper A/C coolant pressure
May 09, 2007 (4:34 pm)
Hi. I have a 2004 XL7 and the a/c was getting a little "less cold" so wanted to add refrigerant. The instructions say to attach the can to the low pressure connecter and that a pressure reading up to 45 psi is "full". The problem is, I get two different pressure readings depending on if the compressor is on or off. With the compressor on, it reads in the middle of the green or probably somewhere in the 35 to 40 psi range. With the compressor off, it jumps up into the yellow indicating "too much" pressure. Which reading is correct. Compressor on or off.
#13 of 143 2002 XL-7
Jul 08, 2007 (10:26 am)
I purchased an XL-7 brand new. It is now 6 years old and I have never had a problem with it until the check engine light came on. I took it to Auto Zone and they gave a free diagnostics reading. I got 4 failures and it all seemed to focus around the 02 sensors. I brought it to the dealership but did not tell them that I had a diagnostics reading.The dealership said that all 4 sensors were gone and that it was possible that I would need a catalitic convertor but that he would not be able to tell until he got the sensors back in and ran the car so it would get hot. He charged me $960 for the 02 sensors and now is telling me that I have 4 converters and 2 of them aren't any good. He wants to charge me another $1500 for this to get done. Can someone help me out here and tell me if this is all true??? I am a single woman and feel like I am being taken to the cleaners. Help!!!!!!
#14 of 143 Re: 2002 XL-7 [roseh]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 08, 2007 (2:14 pm)
How many miles are on your Suzuki?
Check your owner's or car warranty manual - if you have less than 80,000 miles on the SUV, the catalytic converter may be covered under the federal emissions warranty.
#15 of 143 Leaking transfer case
Jul 09, 2007 (7:02 pm)
We recently purchased a 2007 XL-7. From the day we brought it home, we noticed some type of donut sized fluid spots in the driveway wherever we parked. We took it back to the dealer and they said the seals in the transfer case were leaking and have to be replaced. We only have 1500 miles on the vehicle! Has anyone else had this problem?
#16 of 143 Re: poppins6 [poppins6]
Jul 09, 2007 (7:52 pm)
This is normal. The XL-7 is just warming up after a cold start. On warm days, it reduces RPM very quickly, and cold winter days, it can take a few minutes. It is important to let the powertrain warm up properly before taking off. I have a 2002 XL-7 with 58Kmiles on it. It still does it, and I wait for her.