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Suzuki SX4, Suspension
#15 of 34 SX4 Suspension problems
Mar 01, 2010 (10:03 am)
I bought a new 2009 SX4. Almost from day one it has cluncking from the undercarriage when you hit a slight bump. The bigger the bump the louder the noice. It comes from all 4 corners at different times so it is hard to pin down exactly were it is coming from. I have had it to the dealer 4 times and it is still there. The frist time the tightened some bolts. The next time they said there was a bent bar in the suspension. ( I had to pay 160.00 for that ). It goes back this week and I want it fixed. The car has 10,000 miles now. Any suggestions as to what it could be? Is there a history of back shocks?
#16 of 34 Re: SX4 Suspension problems [tammies]
Jun 04, 2010 (5:18 am)
We ahve an 07 sx-4.The struts went bab shortly after the warranty expired . Believe me when I tell you that the struts are most probably the cause of your clunking. Here's where it gets worse, apparently , Suzuki is the only place to get them $535.00 each and that's just the strut . The design of these strus is so poor that you will also need new mounting plates and bearings . Comes out to almost $600 for each strut . Nice huh ?
#17 of 34 Suspension Problems
Aug 20, 2010 (5:19 pm)
Our just bought 2002 Viara vibrates when you put on the brakes at about 60 mph. Is that suspension or brakes like warped rotors?
#18 of 34 Re: SX4 Suspension problems [pliers263]
Dec 11, 2010 (10:13 am)
Geez, I hope the car is running well for you. I am looking at a Suzuki now. Either Sx4, sedan or 5 door hatch......front wheel drive....
let me know how it's going.
#19 of 34 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake
Apr 30, 2012 (8:49 am)
I have a 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport manual trans with almost 90K on it. My repairs costs have come from brakes, rotors, plugs, fluid changes and a few broken floor mat clips
Recently my front end started to shake once I hit about 60 and then stops between 70 and 80 where it starts again. After putting it in the air, I found a broken inner tie rod on the driver side. The part is about $40 and labor is going to be about $300. Anyone replace this themselves?
#20 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [mzcletusjones]
May 26, 2012 (5:06 pm)
I dont have experience with the car, but the SX4 is a car i have been eyeing for the last 3 years. I think it's a great car. I hope you have had good luck with yours, maybe you could give me some more insight on how well the car has treated you.
#21 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [joeyrab]
May 26, 2012 (6:43 pm)
I bought an '08 4x4 in January 08. It has been everything and more than
I expected. It's a 5 speed. A/C, it's the middle version available in '08.
Checked today, it's getting 31.3 mpg. I haven't had even 1 problem.
It doesn't matter whether it's in 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive the mileage
doesn't alter. The mileage does lower to 30.9 during the winter months.
From my experience I would recommend it. I change the oil and filter every
3,000 to 3,500 miles. I have always used 15w40 Diesel oil.
#22 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [joeyrab]
May 28, 2012 (1:36 pm)
Joeyrab, I bought a new SX-4 Crossover AWD hatchback in 2011 and now have 14K miles on it. Its a 6 speed manual and it is my daily commuter for a 110 mile round-trip. The car is equipped exactly as I wanted with nothing extra that I didn't want (no cruise or remote starter junk). The car is fun to drive, and economical. The longest drive I've taken with it is 500 miles and it was comfortable. Driving mostly 55-60, I average 32 calculated mpg with E10 fuel and slightly better on long trips with pure gas. The only negative is the shifter is not very sporting. I would buy another. Its a bargain at under $16K.
#23 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [morin2]
May 29, 2012 (6:47 am)
Where do you get 100% gasoline?
#24 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [hondadave7]
May 29, 2012 (10:29 am)
www.pure-gas.org lists ethanol-free fuel by state.
I have none locally, but when I travel long-distance, I enter the coordinates into my GPS and use ethanol-free fuel exclusively where its available for improved performance and fuel economy.