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Suzuki Grand Vitara, Car Safety, Suspension, Transmission, Car Warranties, SUV
#54 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [broncododge]
Jan 17, 2007 (12:58 pm)
broncododge, can you give us more specific information. I have a vibration issue at 70-75mph, which vibration issue does the ECM update address. Even after rebalancing the tires the issue is still there. I need specific information with a TSB, campaign number, a field tech they can call, or something I can reference to the dealer other than "update the software". My dealer doesn't want to do anything without something from suzuki telling them to.
#55 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [weezedog]
Jan 17, 2007 (1:55 pm)
Good luck on the vibration issue. I'm meeting with a Suzuki DM on Friday to discuss that same issue with my GV. My dealer told me that I have the latest ECM software installed on the vehicle, but they also stated that they don't even have the software for the '06 GV; therefore, they cannot flash it. I want you to try something if you don't mind. Start your GV and keep it in park. Slowly bring the RPM's to 2600 and tell me if you have the engine vibration...just curious. Thanks.
#56 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [loukywells]
Jan 17, 2007 (2:34 pm)
No engine vibration. My steering wheel just vibrates between 70-75mph, enough to make your hands numb. All 4 tires were out of balance. It seemed to help somewhat, I haven't driven it much on the interstate since I had the dealership re-balance them. If the vibration stays as low as it was tonight on the way home from work I can live with it.
I will drive it for a few days to see what its like, the vibration isn't consistantly the same intensity. Usually its just tires out of balance that causes this, at least thats what it was in all my other vehicles. I just don't know if the dealership has sensitive enough equipment to balance them perfectly.
I still want to know more details on the ECU flash, like the manufacturer's release notes on the software update.
#57 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [weezedog]
Jan 17, 2007 (2:50 pm)
I see. Wheel vibration is another issue that I have. The dealership couldn't figure it out. I drive 95% of highway and my vibration is at the same speed as yours. The odd thing is that it's not consistant. Just today I noticed it entering the highway and then it slightly went away after couple of miles??
#58 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [weezedog]
Jan 17, 2007 (6:36 pm)
That is the big problem with many dealers... they don't want to do anything unless Suzuki directs them to... but we fished around for an answer to the problem and the ecm flash fixes the vibration issue in 98 percent of the cases. One case was a defective tire (had a wall separation), and I can't remember what the other one was-something broken in the front assembly. Suzuki is ignoring the problem. We just tried every fix known to man in order to resolve the issue and the ECM turned out to be the issue. I would hate to say that your dealer has his head up somewhere that the sun doesn't shine, but a disgruntled customer is just not acceptable to us, and we will try every avenue in order to resolve a problem. I have no idea what they are thinking. Because of anonimity, I would suggest you taking aside a service manager and requesting they call UP NORTH and talk to other service managers to see if THEY have an ECM flash that fixes this problem! it almost sounds as tho they haven't got a clue.... Perhaps they are afraid they will mess the truck up royaly and void the warranty. Not too sure of their thinking, but oh boy would I make the quiet suggestion to the Service manager (aside). Or excercise the lemon law in your area! Suzuki woman strikes again!
#59 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [broncododge]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:17 pm)
I will again address the flash issue to the service manager on Friday. Is there a way for them to contact you regarding this issue? I wouldn't want to post anything that would be against the rules and regulations of the forum.
I do think that the service department is being very careful in what they disturb on the vehicle.
Have you heard of a rattle in the moonroof? I talked to the service manager today and they sre still waiting on Suzuki to direct them on what to do. He stated that the 2007's that are arriving have the same rattle in them. You can push on the glass and it stops...I just about had it with the vehicle.
#60 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [loukywells]
Jan 17, 2007 (8:28 pm)
We have not had the rattle problem up here. I have no idea why. I think the forum demands anonimity... otherwise I would have posted my dealership a long time ago. I don't think they want advertising and I can see their point. Just ask the service manager to call UP NORTH- a few large dealerships and to ask the service managers if they have a ECM fix for vibration. You can't be heavy handed with it, just kind of advisory. If the service manager is savy, he will make inquiries on his own. The rattle in the sunroof is just mind boggling because we haven't seen it and I have no idea why we haven't. I will make some quiet inquiries of my managers if this has been mentioned at all. Suzuki woman strikes again!
#61 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [broncododge]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 17, 2007 (9:32 pm)
Dealer names and locations are fine. The members get a bit perturbed if someone starts touting their own business but there's a difference between information and spam.
#62 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [steve_]
Jan 17, 2007 (9:45 pm)
Our '06 JLX-L has absolutely no vibrations at any speed. There is a very slight droning noise at about 1500rpm, and a few very quiet noises on very rough roads, but that's it.
I understand when Suzuki mounts the wheels and rims, they take care to match up tires and rims, and position the tires on the rims, to cancel out any imperfections. This is what the colored dots on the tires and rims are for. I assume that if you upset the tire/rim matching, presumably you will get vibration. I add that for info, not because I have any idea what's causing the problems being sorted out here.
#63 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [xostnot]
Jan 18, 2007 (5:58 am)
yes, that is for alignment and consistancy. The vibration doesn't come from the tires or the alignment. Its from the engine. That is why the ECM flash works. Suzuki woman strikes again!