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#1 of 39 Suzuki Wagon Electrical Issues
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Sep 14, 2006 (4:23 am)
Having an electrical problem with your Suzuki wagon? This is the place to work it out.
#2 of 39 Dashboard Lights Blinking
Jan 25, 2006 (12:55 pm)
I have an Aerio 2003, which is great. The dashboard lights are now blinking or flickering. The car is running and starting fine. Is this a known electrical issue or do need to change a fuse? I switched to a new battery in the hope this would stop.
Thank you for your help.
#3 of 39 Re: Dashboard Lights Blinking [watermelon]
Feb 13, 2006 (11:38 am)
The problem with the vanishing Time/temp display is another common Suzuki defect. Make a lot of noise with Suzuki ..... who knows ....you may get a replacement for free.
#4 of 39 AERIO SX 2003 temp and clock light.
Apr 11, 2006 (5:07 pm)
temp. and clock light go off when it turn head lights on.
Change antifreeze engine light come on.
I have 73,000 miles, and I drive on highway between 70 to 80 MPH. no major problems.
#5 of 39 Re: AERIO SX 2003 temp and clock light. [jairo2]
Jun 03, 2006 (7:21 am)
Hello, I was wondering if you ever got the clock light fixed, it just happened to me too and I dont know how to fix it or what is wrong!
#6 of 39 Re: AERIO SX 2003 temp and clock light. [dmiller_34]
Jul 08, 2006 (10:51 pm)
I had the problem. Rather than fiddling with the LED or other electrical components of the clock/temp display (I don't think any dealer has the equipment to fix electronics), my dealer replaced the unit. Hasn't given me any trouble since. Of course, my unit failed during the warranty period.
#7 of 39 Re: AERIO SX 2003 temp and clock light. [carthell]
Jul 11, 2007 (6:49 pm)
mine works, but when i turn on the headlights (not the running lights that come on automatically) the time / temp display back light cuts out. This seemed to happen after i jumped my buddies car....other than that my electrical system works fine
#8 of 39 Re: Suzuki Wagon Electrical Issues [pf_flyer]
Nov 25, 2007 (2:02 pm)
I bought a new Suzuki wagon last spring and noticed it pulling to the left the first time I drove it on the highway.
I'd also started noticing that the warning lights on the dash for brakes and battery would come on sometimes. Not all the time, just come on for a while and then go off.
I mentioned it to the guys in the service department when I took it in for alignment and after they worked on it, the warning lights stopped coming on.
For a while. But then they started doing it again and I thought it was an electrical malfunction until a month or so later, when my car's battery died while I was driving it.
The car had started with no problem and kept going while I drove on the highway, but when I slowed to exit it seemed to lose power and went completely dead shortly after I got off the exit ramp. The guy who came out from TripleA tried to jumpstart the battery and it would start up, but then it wouldn't hold the charge even long enough to drive it up on the tow truck. At the dealership they said it was just a bad battery [said there are a few bad ones in every batch.] They put a new one in and the car seemed to be working fine -until last night. It's only been two months and I've been extra cautious, since they replaced the battery, to be sure no lights were left on, etc., so there must be something else draining it. The warning lights on the dash were coming again and I kept thinking I'd better get it into the shop again but kept putting it off. I work by appointment doing massage therapy and need a big car for my equipment. It's hard taking the time to get it to the dealership and sometimes they don't have a big enough loaner car available, etc.
Shouldn't have to be taking a brand new car in for repair so much. It is my responsibility, as a disabled vehicle in the road is a danger to myself and others; but I'm wondering at this point if the problem is going to get resolved by taking it to the dealership again tomorrow. I've heard they're not very good with electrical problems.
Is there something that causes a car battery to die while you're driving it, as opposed to it not wanting to start up, which is the usual sequence of events?
Thank you for taking the time to listen and (please:) give me some advice.
#9 of 39 Re: Suzuki Wagon Electrical Issues [pf_flyer]
Jan 23, 2008 (2:54 pm)
Okay, I'm kind of complex here...I bought my car Class A. I don't know if I have ANY sort of warrenty to speak of. Especially after letting all this time go by. Back at 30,000 miles or before, intermittantly at first, my thermometer / clock light wouldn't come on, or would go out when I turned on my headlights. It was weird. Now, for months it won't come on at all. I am at 100,000 miles plus. Is my Check Engine Light coming on possibly Electrical in nature?? I swear it came on at precisely 100,000 miles, but of course, it took me a little over a week to get the time to let the car stay at the shop for the day. By then, I was waay over the 100,000. Do I have any hope with a dealer, especially since they have NO possibility of making any future money on me?
#10 of 39 Re: Suzuki Wagon Electrical Issues [lynn33]
Jan 23, 2008 (3:01 pm)
I'm surprised one of the "real mechanical" types hasn't said anything. But did someone finally mention your alternator? From what I understand your battery has a charge. Then you use the charge to start your car; then in the ensuing time right after that it is re-charged by your alternator converting the turning engine energy into more electrical energy that goes back into your battery. If, your alternator is dead, or not doing it's job, then your battery continues depleting by all your headlight use and restarts until dead. Depending on your battery size, it may only give you one or three starts and that's it. I had a battery issue, I thought, long ago, and that's how my problem solved itself out.
uh, good luck.ronnie