2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA VIN: JS3TD62V614166130

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JS3TD62V614166130 Decoding Suzuki Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Destination Market

U.S., Canada

Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

Grand Vitara

Model Year

2001

Plant City

IWATA

Trim

Hard Top

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant State

SHIZUOKA

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1B: 3,001 - 4,000 lb (1,360 - 1,814 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Other Engine Info

4valve

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JS3TD62V614166130

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS EQUIPMENT

February 04, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 758001
Consumer Location: KINGWOOD, TX
VIN: JS3TD62V614****

Summary of Complaint

NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS AND A NIGHTMARE TO OWN.. DEALER NOT SYPATHETIC. NO SAFETY DEFECT MENTIONED. *AK

Components: EQUIPMENT

August 01, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 752155
Consumer Location: KINGWOOD, TX
VIN: JS3TD62V614****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING FOR OVER A MONTH NOW. THE CONDINSER FOR THE SYSTEM IS SUPPOSIDLY ON BACK ORDER; HOWEVER, NEITHER THE DEALER OR THE MANUFACTURE WILL PROVIDE ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION. I LIVE IN AN ARE WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IS IN THE 90'S TO 100'S, AND HAVE GOTTEN HEAT EXHAUSTION ON THE FREEWAY CAUSING A SCARY SITUATION. I AM VERY UNHAPPY.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10938340
Consumer Location: KELSO, WA
VIN: JS3TD62V414****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. WHILE DRIVING 3 MPH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY ACCELERATED AND CRASHED INTO A BUILDING. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 135,000. UPDATED 04/05/17*LJ *CN

Components: SERVICE BRAKES FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10779456
Consumer Location: COROZAL, PR
VIN: JS3TE62V714****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WAS CALLED BACK YEARS AGO BUT NEVER SERVICED . THEY SAID THEY'D CALL NEVER DID. NOW I'M EXPIERIENCING PROBLEMS VITH MY CAR. IT HAS BEEN AN EXCELLENT CAR AND WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING. IT'S A 2001 GRAND VITARA STANDARD AND IT CRANKS BUT WON'T START. IT'S HAPPEND BEFORE. MY GAS PEDDLE GOES ALL THE WAY ON THE FLOOR. DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT. FEELS AS IF A LINE WAS BROKEN. THE CAR USE TO SHIFT TO THE SIDE WHEN HITTING THE BRAKES. CAN YOU HELP? WHAT IS IT? I HAVEN'T BEEN SBLE TO USE MY CAR FOR A WEEK.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 03, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10547265
Consumer Location: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
VIN: JS3TD62V914****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, HE CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY UNTIL AFTER IMPACT. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE CHEST AND STERNUM WHILE THE PASSENGER SUSTAINED A FACIAL INJURY FROM STRIKING THE WINDSHIELD. THE CONTACT AND THE PASSENGER WERE BOTH TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE CONTACT DID NOT CALL THE MANUFACTURER REGARDING THE AIR BAG FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 03, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10547077
Consumer Location: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
VIN: JS3TD62V914****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH AND CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY UNTIL MOMENTS AFTER IMPACT. THE PASSENGER WAS PROPELLED INTO THE WINDSHIELD AND SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE KNEE, FINGERS AND FACE. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE STERNUM. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NEITHER DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED TO DETERMINE THE AIR BAG FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 85,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. UPDATED 12/24/13*CN

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

January 08, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10496904
Consumer Location: LAKE WORTH, FL
VIN: JS3TE62V314****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT UNKNOWN SPEEDS AND PULLING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME VERY HARD TO TURN AND THE VEHICLE ALMOST TURNED OVER WHEN THE BRAKE WAS APPLIED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE PROCEEDED TO ACCELERATE WHILE THE BRAKES WERE ENGAGED. THE VEHICLE WAS STEERED INTO THE BUSHES TO AVOID A CRASH AND WAS THEN SHUTDOWN WITH THE KEYS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS FOUND THAT THE THROTTLE BODY HAD FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 78,400. UPDATED 04/02/13*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED SHE WAS ARRESTED BECAUSE OF THIS EVENT. UPDATED 04/18/2013 *JS

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

March 16, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10262245
Consumer Location: LAKE CHARLES, LA
VIN: JS3TY92VX14****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA XL7. WHILE DRIVING LESS THAN 55 MPH, THE PASSENGER SIDE BRAKES LOCKED WHILE THE DRIVER ATTEMPTED TO AVOID A SWERVING VEHICLE. TWO OF THE BRAKE LINES FAILED AND THE VEHICLE SWERVED UNCONTROLLABLY TO THE RIGHT. THE HOSES ALSO BLEW OUT AND LEFT THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ANY BRAKES. THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO MANEUVER THE VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD TO SAFETY. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 05V452000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR). THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO PAY MORE THAN $200 TO REPLACE THE BRAKES. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE LESS THAN 100,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 12, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10193330
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JS3TY92V214****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA XL-7. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL PUMP IS BURNING INSIDE THE GAS TANK, WHICH CAUSES NO CONNECTION TO THE BATTERY OF THE VEHICLE. SUZUKI ADVISED HIM TO BRING THE VEHICLE IN FOR INSPECTION. THE VEHICLE IS NOT DRIVABLE. HE RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE IN THE MAIL FOR A FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. THE CONTACT HAS NOT HAD THE RECALL SERVICED FOR HIS VEHICLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 167,000.

Components: TIRES

September 16, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10168516
Consumer Location: AKRON, OH
VIN: JS3TD62V414****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON INTERSTATE 21 IN OHIO. I HEARD A FUNNY NOISE COMING FROM DRIVER SIDE BACK. DOING 60 MILES AN HOUR AND MY BACK DRIVER SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT. NO ACCIDENT. *NM

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 03, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10141739
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, IL
VIN: JS3TD62V414****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARTA WITH 8000 MILES. AT 24,500 MILES THE ENGINE BEGAN TO HAVE NOISE. TOOK TO DEALER WHO STATED IT WAS TIMING CHIN TENSIONER. THEY REPLACED 2 TENSIONERS AT THE DEALERS EXPENSE. I HAVE PUT AN ADDITIONAL 5000 MILES ON THE CAR AND THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE BACK. I HAVE RESEARCHED THE TENSIONERS AND FOUND 100'S OF COMPLAINTS ON THE SAME PART. SUZUKI HAS NOT ISSUED A RECALL ON THIS ITEM AS OF YET, HOWEVER IF THE TIMING CHAIN SHOULD BREAK, ACCIDENTS CAN OCCUR. I HAVE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT WITH THE DEALER IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND AM NOT SURE IF THE PROBLEM WITH BE FIXED AND IS SO AT WHOSE EXPENSE. THE CLOSEST DEALERSHIP IS 65 MILES AWAY. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN TSB ON THIS PART SO SUZUKI IS WELL AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. *NM

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 01, 1901
NHTSA ID Number: 10130220
Consumer Location: ALPHARETTA, GA
VIN: J53TY92V614****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER COMPLAINING ABOUT ENGINE NOISE INVOLVING THE 2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA.*MR CONSUMER WAS TOLD NOISE IS FROM TIMING CHAIN AND HAD THE TENSIONER ADJUSTER ASSEMBLY REPLACED. [XXX] IS THE VIN. *TT INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING EQUIPMENT

June 10, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10126872
Consumer Location: ALPHARETTA, GA
VIN: JS3TY92V614****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER LETTER REGARDING CONCERNS WITH THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERS ON THE 1999-2002 GRAND VITARI XL7. *MR OTHER PROBLEMS: BROKEN KEYLESS ENTRY WHICH OCCURRED TWICE, THE VEHICLE RADIATOR (TWICE), WATER PUMP (TWICE), AND THE THERMOSTAT WAS REPLACED TWICE. TSB TS 07 03014R2 *SC

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 11, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10118718
Consumer Location: STATESVILLE, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE'S 2001 SUZUKI XL-7 HAS MADE AN ENGINE NOISE SINCE SHE BOUGHT IT. WE HAD IT SERVICED AT 32,000 MILES FOR A RECALL AND NOTHING WAS SAID BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT ( STILL UNDER WARRANTY ) AGAIN AT 64,000 PLUS WE HAD IT SERVICED AND THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW TIMING BELT TESIONER PUT ON FOR AROUND $1300.00 DOLLARS. I CALLED THE CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AND THEY SAID TO GO BY A DEALERSHIP AND GET THE DISTRICT MANAGER'S NUMBER TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT THE PROBLEM. I DID , AND I CALLED : ONLY TO BE TOTALLY DISRESPECTED BY THE DISTRICT MANAGER ([XXX]) , HE REALLY DIDN'T LIKE THE FACT THAT I GOT HIS PHONE NUMBER AND TOLD ME SO ; I HOPE HE LIKES IT NOW! THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT WHERE WE BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE HAS REALLY NOT SHOWN ANY CONCERN ABOUT MY FAMILY HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE EITHER SO I'M TELLING EVERYONE THAT DONALD CRAIG SUZUKI IN MOORESVILLE , NC COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS AFTER YOU BUY A CAR FROM THEM AND THEIR SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS EVEN WORSE. THEIR SERVICE MANAGER HASN'T BOTHERED TO EVEN CONTACT ME EVEN AFTER A COMPLAINT TO THE DISTRICT MANAGER ( WHO'S A REAL JERK) AND A COMPLAINT TO SUZUKI'S CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. I HOPE THAT NOONE ELSE GETS MIXED UP[ WITH THIS GROUP BUT IF YOU DO OR HAVE PLEASE GIVE THEM A CALL AND VOICE YOUR COMPLAINT : I'M SURE THEY WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM YOU!. *AK INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 16, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10111147
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE TIMING TENSIONER FAILED, CAUSING THE TIMING CHAIN TO MALFUNCTION. THIS CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE LEFT THREE CYLINDERS. THERE WAS A LOSS OF PROPER TIMING, AND VALVES TENSIONERS STARTED TO KNOCK. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

December 03, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10104657
Consumer Location: BUDD LAKE, NJ
VIN: JS3TX92V014****

Summary of Complaint

THE TIMING CHAIN SNAPPED WHILE TRAVELING ON THE INTERSTATE CAUSING THE ENGINE TO CEASE. THE DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE AND CHAIN WAS $3600. THIS VEHICLE IS 38 MONTHS OLD WITH 52,000 MILES OF WEAR: 2001 SUZUKI XL7. *JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 10, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10099810
Consumer Location: WAYNESBORO, VA
VIN: JS3TD62VX14****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE PULLING INSIDE OF THE CAR PORT VEHICLE ACCELERATED UNCONTROLLABLE, AND HIT A BRICK WALL. NO INJURIES REPORTED. UPON IMPACT, BOTH FRONTAL AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE SECOND INCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN CONSUMER WAS BACKING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY AND VEHICLE ACCELERATED BACKWARDS .IN BOTH INCIDENTS CONSUMER STEPPED ON THE BRAKE PEDAL IN ORDER TO STOP. HOWEVER, VEHICLE CONTINUED TO SPEED. CONSUMER TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF, AND TOOK VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION. MECHANIC DETERMINED THAT THE PROBLEM COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. CONSUMER INFORMED THE MECHANIC THAT THIS PROBLEM OCCURRED MORE THAN ONCE, AND HAD NOT BEEN RESOLVED. *AK

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

October 18, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10097082
Consumer Location: TACOMA, WA
VIN: JS3TY92V114****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONSUMER RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE(04V427000) REGARDING THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. NO PARTS WERE AVAILABLE. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

September 16, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10092555
Consumer Location: BEL AIR, MD
VIN: JS3TX92V214****

Summary of Complaint

THE CLOCK SPRING SWITCH FAILED. AS A RESULT, AIR BAG SENSOR LIGHT CAME ON. CONSUMER WAS CONCERNED THAT THE AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY UPON IMPACT. *AK

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 10, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10067170
Consumer Location: BEALETON, VA
VIN: J53TX92VX14****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELT TWISTED AROUND THE CHILD'S WAIST. AS A RESULT, THE CHILD WAS TRAPPED FOR 7 HOURS. THE CONSUMER HAD TO CUT THE SEAT BELT IN ORDER TO RELEASE THE CHILD. *AK *SC *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

January 27, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10073319
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2001 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AND NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. *MR CONSUMER WAS HIT ON THE REAR BY ANOTHER VEHICLE, WHICH CAUSED CONSUMER TO SLIDE AND SPIN. AFTER THE SPIN, VEHICLE HIT A WALL HEAD ON CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE ON THE FRONT END. THE AIRBAGS AND MODULE WHERE FULLY INTACT AND HAD NO SIGN OF BEING TAMPERED PRIOR TO ACCIDENT. *LA

Components: TIRES

March 11, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10071510
Consumer Location: SALEM, NH
VIN: JS3TX92V014****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, ALL 4 TIRES MALFUNCTIONED. DEALERSHIP WAS NOTIFIED, BUT DID NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. BRIDGESTONE, 235/60R16. *AK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 13, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10067083
Consumer Location: CAGUAS, PR
VIN: JS3TE62V514****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER RECEIVED NHTSA RECALL 03V51200 IN FEBRUARY 2004 ON THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE FIREWALL. DEALERSHIP DID NOT HAVE THE PARTS AVAILABLE TO CONDUCT RECALL REPAIRS. *AK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 01, 2023
NHTSA ID Number: 10066953
Consumer Location: CAGUAS, PR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

LETTER REQUESTING REPORTS RELATED TO THE DEFECT ON THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE OF THE SUZUKI GRAND VITARA ND GRAND VITARA XL-7. *PH CONSUMER HAD TO CONTACT MANUFACTURER, AND THEY'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE CONSUMER WITH REPORTS AND INFORMATION WITH THE COMPONENT. *LA

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 16, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10063269
Consumer Location: TRUJILLO ALTO, PR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER RECEIVED A RECALL LETTER REGARDING THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP ON FEBRUARY 2, 2003. DEALERSHIP DID NOT HAVE THE PARTS AVAILABLE TO CONDUCT RECALL REPAIRS. ALSO, THERE WERE NO PARTS AVAILABLE IN PUERTO RICO.*AK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10063191
Consumer Location: CAROLINA, PR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER RECEIVED A RECALL LETTER REGARDING THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP . DEALERSHIP DID NOT HAVE THE PARTS AVAILABLE TO CONDUCT RECALL REPAIRS. ALSO, THERE WERE NOT PARTS AVAILABLE IN PUERTO RICO.*AK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 12, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10063106
Consumer Location: SAN JUAN, PR
VIN: JS3TY92V614****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER RECEIVED A RECALL NHTSA 03V51200 REGARDING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL CABLE CASING CAP. DEALERSHIP STILL DID NOT HAVE THE PARTS AVAILABLE TO CONDUCT RECALL REPAIRS. *AK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 03, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10061210
Consumer Location: WORCESTER, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER RECEIVED NHTSA RECALL LETTER 03V512000 CONCERNING ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP. VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP, AND TECHNICIAN DETERMINED ACCELERATOR CABLE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, BUT COULDN'T GUARANTEE HOW LONG IT WAS GOING TO LAST. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

September 29, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10060988
Consumer Location: TAMARAC, FL
VIN: JS3T062V414****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE CONTINUOUSLY LOST OIL DUE TO A OIL LEAK. *PH *MR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 01, 2023
NHTSA ID Number: 10056076
Consumer Location: WILSON, NC
VIN: JS3TE62VX14****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER HAD TO WAIT 3 WEEKS FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASTING RECALL 03V512000 REPAIRS PERFORMED. CONSUMER MISSED THE APPOINTMENT DUE TO AN ICE STORM. WHEN THE CONSUMER CALLED TO RESCHEDULE THE APPOINTMENT WAS TOLD THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER 4 WEEKS. *AK

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 01, 2023
NHTSA ID Number: 10048747
Consumer Location: OLYMPIA, WA
VIN: JS3TX92V114****

Summary of Complaint

TAIL LIGHTS UNEXPECTEDLY FAILED WHILE DRIVING. *AK *MR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 26, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10047715
Consumer Location: PANAMA, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

LIGHTS DIM/BLINK WHEN VEHICAL IS SHIFTED TO ANOTHER GEAR. TOOK TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THIS IS NORMAL DUE TO THE LOWER VOLTAGE SUPPLIED BY ALTERNATOR AT LOW RPM. THIS SOMETIMES IS DANGEROUS AT NIGHT WHEN ONES GOES TO SHIFT AND LIGHTS DIM.*AK

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING VISIBILITY

February 01, 2023
NHTSA ID Number: 10043958
Consumer Location: TAMARAC, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE THE VEHICLE HAD AN OIL LEAK. THE DEALER AGREED TO FIX THE LEAK. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER SEVERAL TIMES AND EACH TIME A DIFFERENT REPAIR WAS MADE BUT THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO USE A QUART OF OIL EVERY 3000 MILES. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC STATED THAT THE FRONT SEAL WAS THE CAUSE OF THE OIL CONSUMPTION. *AK THE VEHICLE PULLED TO THE RIGHT WHILE DRIVING. THE FRONT END WOBBLED WHILE DRIVING. THE CONSUMER HEARD A POPPING NOISE FROM THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER FRONT WINDOWS WHEN CLOSING THEM. *NLM

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 30, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10046085
Consumer Location: LANSDOWNE, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH ACCELERATOR PEDAL STICKS WITHOUT WARNING. IN ORDER TO STOP ACCELERATION VEHICLE HAS TO BE SHUT OFF. *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

February 01, 2023
NHTSA ID Number: 10038112
Consumer Location: FAIRVIEW, OR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER NOTICED WHILE CLEANING WINDSHIELD CLEAN FLUID LEAK INSIDE VEHICLE THROUGH SEAL. DEALER AND MANUFACTURER HAD BEEN CONTACTED. *AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 01, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10032877
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JS3TX92V214****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION MAKES HUGE GRINDING SOUND WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE - THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN WRITING BY AUTHORIZED SUZUKI SERVICE CENTER AS NORMAL YET SOUND. NLY OCCURRED IN 24TH MONTH OF OWNERSHIP.*AK

Components: SEAT BELTS

August 15, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 10032099
Consumer Location: BOYNTON BEACH, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELTS LOCK UP WITHOUT WARNING. DEALER NOTIFIED. *AK

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN TIRES

May 30, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10021056
Consumer Location: SCRANTON, PA
VIN: JF3TD62V214****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVELINE VIBRATION AT OVER 57 MPH. 24,000 MILES. DEALER SAYS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG, ITS NORMAL FOR THAT VEHICLE! LOOKING AT IT ON LIFT FOR A HOUR, CHECKED TIRE PRESSURE, SAYS EVERYTHING IS NORMAL. THERE IS A DRONING TYPE NOISE DEFINITELY DRIVELINE RELATED, ANY PASSENGER WITH THEIR EYES CLOSED CAN TELL WHEN YOU ARE GOING OVER 57 MPH. EITHER DRIVESHAFT PROBLEMS OR TRANSMISSION, TRANSFER CASE,REAR END PROBLEM. ORIGINAL TIRES HYDROPLANING AT 24,000 MILES. HAD TO REPLACE TIRES, ALSO ALIGNMENT WAS OFF VEHICLE PULLS TO SIDE. SECOND DEALER ALSO SAYS THERE IS NO PROBLEM. *NLM

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 10, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 10020968
Consumer Location: FORT IRWIN, CA
VIN: JS3TY92V514****

Summary of Complaint

A BURNING ODOR IN THE CAR FOR OVER A YEAR. HAVE TAKEN IT TO DEALERSHIP TWICE. HAVE SPOKEN WITH SUZUKI COMPANY WHO HAS TOLD ME TO CONTINUE TAKING IT TO DEALER. THE DEALER ONLY STEAM CLEANS THE ENGINE. *NLM

Components: VISIBILITY

October 21, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10003959
Consumer Location: JACKSON, NJ
VIN: JS3TX92VX14****

Summary of Complaint

POOE, VISIBILITY, DEFROSTER DOES NOT WORK, MAKING IT HARD TO SEE OUT OF THE WINDOW. TS. *AK

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