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Suzuki Grand Vitara, Car Safety, Suspension, Transmission, Car Warranties, SUV
#21 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [harp666]
Nov 17, 2006 (7:30 pm)
Sorry but this you can't do yourself. When I say reset, I don't mean disconnect the battery and allow the car to reset itself, I mean you must re-program the ECM as it is malfunctioning. The actual fix program is available at your local Suzuki dealership, if they are savy as to the fix. Unfortunately, I find that some Suzuki mechanics are not, although that is rare indeed. The actual re-programing runs for 12 minutes (not a slow fix), and then the truck remarkably has NO vibration. I would have been much more specific, but I work long hours and can't always be detailed.... Suzuki woman strikes again! Snore
#22 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [broncododge]
Nov 20, 2006 (12:28 pm)
I have reset my ECM..their was no change..Don't waste your time..
#23 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... 
Nov 20, 2006 (4:30 pm)
when you say you reset your ECM did you have it reprogramed or did you just pull the battery terminals?????? Lets just say that the fix has fixed many many a Grand Vitara so I need more details than a one liner!
#24 of 122 Reflash tomorrow......
Nov 21, 2006 (9:48 pm)
I have an appointment with the dealer tomorrow to have the ECM or ECU flashed. I'll let you know what happens.
The head tech is also going to drop the trans a little bit to change the driveshaft angle.
#25 of 122 Re: Reflash tomorrow...... [vitara4me]
Nov 22, 2006 (3:24 am)
I know its under warranty, but tell them to reflash first and then drive it, that way if the driveshaft angle is incorrect they will be able to tell. If you do both and the problem still exists, you won't know if the new angle of the driveshaft is the cause of the problem or the flash didn't work. I have yet to see a flash that didn't work, but hey! as with any piece of rolling metal, it can surprise you. Suzuki woman strikes again!
#26 of 122 Re: Reflash tomorrow...... [vitara4me]
Nov 27, 2006 (10:40 pm)
So any news on how it went? Anybody got their ECM re-flashed yet? I still don't see what the ECM has to do with driveline vibration... Any TSB regarding this?
#28 of 122 Re: Not flashed yet....... [vitara4me]
Nov 29, 2006 (2:19 am)
You have every right to have the factory rep meet with you,you must request this from the dealer..also..Is their a lemon law In your state?
#29 of 122 Re: Not flashed yet....... [harp666]
Nov 29, 2006 (7:38 am)
Every individual who purchases a Suzuki and experiences a factory defect of any kind has the right to have the car evaluated by a factory representative. They travel on a schedule and depending on where you live, your dealership will schedule an appointment. Lemon Law states in the State of New York, that the car must be seen by the dealer more than 5 times and that it must be considered unfixable, or have been in a dealership repair shop for more than 31 days for the same problem... However, Suzuki tends to be much more lenient with that. Flashing a ECM is not a big deal and fixes the problem in 98 percent of the cases. Suzuki woman strikes again....
#30 of 122 Re: Not flashed yet....... [broncododge]
Nov 29, 2006 (8:32 am)
I just called the Suzuki America hotline and asked them about two things: the possible cruise control behavior fix (like it is in 07 models) and the vibration. I specifically quoted the TSB number and content mentioned here of which they seem to know nothing about!!! Regarding the cruise control they said if there is no recall or TSB than there is no problem and no fix. Really?!? So who determines that there is a problem then? Not all the owners who are complaining about this and other issues?
They told me to go to a dealer so I will. But if the one nearby dealer tells me that all is well despite the contrary what am I to do?