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Suzuki Grand Vitara, Car Safety, Suspension, Transmission, Car Warranties, SUV
#60 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [loukywells]
Jan 17, 2007 (9:28 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 steve_ HOST
Jan 17, 2007 (10:32 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 (10:45 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 (6:58 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!
#64 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [xostnot]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 23, 2007 (11:04 pm)
Did I ask you where this photo was taken on your CarSpace album? Nice country!
Don't remember the Clipper photos either.
#65 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [steve_]
Jan 24, 2007 (9:28 pm)
As you travel north from Vancouver on the way to Whistler, you can turn northwest off the main Highway 99 route. There is a major valley, the Squamish River valley, that goes farther north than Whistler, and which was opened up for logging. For better or worse, the area is full of logging roads, which go from sea level up to treeline, which is about 5000' around here. The absence of trees makes for great views.... If you go to Google Maps, and enter these coordinates, you can see the road where the shot was taken, looking north, about 2km nw of 49°56' 54.0"-123°16' 30.0"
The pictures with the canoe were taken at the Tsawassen ferry terminal, about 15km south of Vancouver. Ferries leave from there for Vancouver Island.
#66 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [xostnot]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 24, 2007 (10:54 pm)
Hmmm, I tried a wide gravel logging road north of Vancouver one time in my '89 Voyager and it was so steep and soft, I couldn't make it the first hill. It is a bit, er, revealing, flying over BC on a clear day.
My wife is into palm trees lately but she hasn't discovered the ones in Tsawassen .
#67 of 122 Re: 2006 Grand Vitara vibration issue....... [broncododge]
Jan 25, 2007 (2:43 pm)
This message is is mainly for Suzuki woman. I live in Vancouver Canada and I bought a 2006 Manual Transmission Grand Vitara JX last year. Now since I bought the car, It's been in and out for repair. Number 1 problem was a really high pitch noise in fourth gear around 100 to 110 K and it took the dealer 4 months to address the problem (noise is signifficatly lower but didn't completely go away). Number 2 problem is the heat/ac fan blower died and was address by another dealer because i was told, (my dealer do not have time to do it on Saturdays or week end)number three problem is when ever I get stuck in uphill traffic about 20% slope, My clutch would smell really bad. Even getting out of snow my clutch would smell and was told it's normal have the clutch smell when vehicle is new (i have been driving manual transmission for about 12 years 2 new vehicles and 3 used and never had that really bad smell and never even heard of such thing). Number 3 problem i bought the roof rack from suzuki dealer and it makes so much noise it feels like you have your windows open. Number 4 problem At about 20,000 K I started having problem with my dashboard vibrating starting about 40 kilomters. Number 5 problem I now have a problem with a loud whining noise on first and second gear that seem to be comming from either ther drive shaft or transmission which when I first took it back to the dealer I was told it is normal. and so I sent and email to suzuki with a little bit of anger demanding to fix the problem and told if they need the car for a reasonable time frame I would be willing to give it to them just to fix the problem for as long as they give me descent car to drive as a replacement. I sent the email before cristmas last year and called them two weeks ago and was told they are going to contact me to setup and appoinment but never heard from them since then. I am now in contact with canvap to file a complaint. and also I am looking for a reputable shop to do extensive testing on my car so I can share to everyone all the result that I will get from it. Suzuki Canada doesn't seem to wan'a address the problem. Any suggestions on what I should do to get my problem solved?
#68 of 122 Transmission
Jan 25, 2007 (2:50 pm)
By the way, List of things that have been done to my car. 1) transmission was replace with a new one 2) front Driveline shaft was replaced with a new one 3) balancer for for noise installed 4) heat/AC fan blower replaced with brand new one 5)clutch was opened up and cleaned and regreased (clutch sitll smell not as much but still smell) also, I am now experiencing a break vibration when i make a sudden stop. Am starting to feel uneasy with it sometimes due to my safety.
#69 of 122 Re: Transmission [i3oyet]
Jan 25, 2007 (4:02 pm)
Bonjour ami: I read your post at the recent meetings and it had EVERYONE shaking their head. The Clutch smell must have been and be Neoprine (the glue like material that they spray on Suzuki's before it is shipped on the boat). It will go away, but my guess is more like 8 months. The roof rack is an easy fix. The cross bars MUST be attached on the rear side of the rails one just beyond the top of the car (rear side), and one down about 6 inches. You are getting a helicopter effect and probably a loud scream as you drive the car (you haven't mentioned the scream, but other people have). Try repositioning the cross bars-picture the wind in your mind and how it slides over the truck. The first crossbar MUST be 1 to 2 inches lower than the peak where the wind actually strikes the truck. This is a common problem-and those cross bars are very movable. The vibrating dash is just amazing. None of us can come up with a reason for that to be happening-logically, if the engine is causing a vibration, then the dash would more than likely appear to vibrate as well. The break "throb" that you feel is caused by the brake overheating and you have WARPED the rotors. The question I have is do you ride the brakes at all-or, have you had to slam them on quite a few times? Geez, I have to go back and re-read the list of your issues because I cannot remember them all! Another reason for the brake issue could be rough terrain with rocks kicking up and getting between the rotor and the pad. Are you driving on really rough terrain??? Thanks, Suzuki woman!