2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA VIN: JS3TE947664104831

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VIN JS3TE947664104831 Decoding Suzuki Vin Decoder

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Destination Market

U.S.

Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

Grand Vitara

Model Year

2006

Plant City

IWATA

Trim

Luxury Package (JLX Leather)

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

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

2500.0

Displacement (CI)

152.55936023683

Displacement (L)

2.5

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

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

2006 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:
18.5%

2006 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 Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JS3TE947664104831

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10523514
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: JS3TE947664****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE LOW BEAM HALOGEN 6 TIMES (4 DRIVER-SIDE; 2 PASSENGER-SIDE) PRIOR TO 2013. NOW THE LOW BEAMS WILL HAVE HAD TO BE REPLACED 8 TIMES DUE TO BOTH BULBS DYING AFTER ROLLING OVER 2 SPEED BUMPS IN A PARKING LOT. NEARLY CAUSED SEVERAL LOW-SPEED ACCIDENTS WHEN OTHER DRIVERS WERE BACKING THEIR CARS OUT. AT LEAST THE HIGH BEAMS AND FOG LIGHTS HAVE BEEN FLAWLESS. REPAIRPAL: "THERE ARE MANY REPORTS OF LOW BEAM HEAD LIGHT BULBS BURNING OUT PREMATURELY. AS OF THIS WRITING SUZUKI HAS NOT RELEASED A SERVICE BULLETIN ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE..." HTTP://REPAIRPAL.COM/LOW-BEAM-HEADLIGHT-131. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SEATS

July 13, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10523512
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: JS3TE947664****

Summary of Complaint

A HOT DAY OR ANY BAG WEIGHING OVER 5 LBS. WILL TRIGGER THE PASSENGER SEAT SENSOR FOR THE AIR BAG. THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS PROBLEM IS TO PERMANENTLY BUCKLE THE PASSENGER SEATBELT. *TR

Components: STEERING

February 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10310049
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: JS3TE947664****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM WITH THE 2006, 2007 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE POWER STEERING TENSIONER, DUE TO ITS DEFECTIVE DESIGN, CAN FALL APART AT ANYTIME. THAT PARTICULAR PART HAS SINCE BEEN REDESIGNED, DUE TO MANY FAILURES, AND THE NEW PART SUBSEQUENTLY UTILIZED IN THE LATER MODELS OF THAT VEHICLE. HOWEVER, NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE BY SUZUKI TO RECALL THE VEHICLE OR INFORM IT'S OWNERS ABOUT THE PROBLEM. WHEN THE POWER STEERING TENSIONER BREAKS APART, THE POWER STEERING IS IMMEDIATELY DISABLED AND THE DRIVER IS FACED WITH A VERY SUDDEN, SEVERE INCREASE IN EFFORT, REQUIRED TO STEER THE VEHICLE. MANY PEOPLE WOULD PANIC IN THAT SITUATION AND COULD VERY LIKELY HAVE A COLLISION. AS SOON AS I DESCRIBED THE PROBLEM TO THE SERVICE MANAGER, HE IMMEDIATELY KNEW WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS AND HAD ME BRING IN THE VEHICLE FOR REPAIRS. THE REPAIR MANAGER MENTIONED TO ME THAT HE HAD AT LEAST 20 FAILURES OF THAT COMPONENT OCCUR WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS. I CALLED SUZUKI, BUT THEY WOULD NOT COVER THE REPAIR COST NOR EVEN GIVE THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF WANTING TO RECALL THAT MODEL & YEAR VEHICLE. FYI, THE ORIGINAL TENSIONER CONSISTED OF A METAL PULLEY WHEEL WHICH HAD A PLASTIC ?U? SHAPED RIM MOLDED ONTO THE OUTSIDE OF THE PULLEY. THE FUNCTION OF THE PLASTIC RIM IS TO HOLD THE POWER STEERING BELT IN PLACE. THE FAILURES THAT HAVE OCCURRED ARE DUE TO THE PLASTIC RIM FALLING OFF OF THE PULLEY (DUE TO DETERIORATION OR FATIGUE), LOOSENING THE BELT AND THUS NO LONGER TURNING THE POWER STEERING PUMP. THE NEW COMPONENT IS NOW DESIGNED AS ONE PIECE AND IS ALL METAL. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385785
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JS3TD947X64****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACTS OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FAILED TO PROVIDE THE SPEEDOMETER READING, FUEL GAUGE READING, AND ABS READING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO GERMAIN TOYOTA OF NAPLES (13315 TAMIAMI TRL N, NAPLES, FL 34110, (888) 722-4941) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 56,675. *JS

Components: AIR BAGS

November 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376264
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: JS3TE941264****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS INVOLVED IN A FRONT END COLLISION WHERE I T-BONED ANOTHER VEHICLE AND MY 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA BECAME IMMOBILIZED BECAUSE THE IMPACT WAS SO HARD THAT THE DRIVELINE BROKE. BUT THE DRIVER AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY AT ALL!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11322476
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: JS3TD947864****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHTS, PARKING LIGHTS AND BRAKE LIGHTS BURN OUT CONSTANTLY. MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD. I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE HEADLIGHTS, PARKING LIGHTS AND BRAKE LIGHTS EVERY 3-4 MONTHS FOR THE 3 1/2 YEARS WE HAVE THIS VEHICLE. VERY CAREFUL WITH BULB HANDLING AND INSTALLATION. BULB CONNECTIONS APPEAR TO BE BURNED AND MELTED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS

April 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11084290
Consumer Location: BAYAMON, PR
VIN: JS3TE947564****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA HAS BLOWN AT LEAST 4 HEAD LIGHTS SINCE I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE. SUZUKI SAYS THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSISTOR TO THE LIGHTS,IN THAT IT GIVES TOO MUCH POWER TO THE LIGHTS, THUS CAUSING IT TO BLOW PREMATURELY. THEY HAVE NOT ISSUED A RECALL, SUZUKI NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ASAP!!

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

July 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11035225
Consumer Location: EDGEWATER, FL
VIN: JS3TD944364****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG WONT GO OUT ON DRIVERS SIDE WHEN SEAT OCCUPIED PASSENGER SEAT BELT WONT GOOUT WHEN ENGAGE BEFORE IN MOTION WAS OFFAND ON NOW STAYS ON

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11032173
Consumer Location: UNIONDALE, NY
VIN: JS3TD947364****

Summary of Complaint

RECORD ACCIDENT

Components: AIR BAGS

October 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 11010093
Consumer Location: MONTROSE, CA
VIN: JS3TE947164****

Summary of Complaint

A RECALL NOTICE HAS BEEN ISSUED ON THE OCS SENSOR MAT INSTALLED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, WHICH MAY FAIL DUE TO REPEATED FLEXING OF THE MAT FROM USE OF THE SEAT. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NO LOCAL SERVICE CENTER TO MY AREA TO FIX THE ISSUE. THE NEAREST CONTRACTED SERVICE CENTER IS 60 MILES AWAY AND IN LOS ANGELES TRAFFIC, FREEWAY TIME ALONE IS A 3+ HOUR ROUND TRIP - NOT INCLUDING WAIT TIME FOR REPAIR. DO I NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THE AIRBAG EXPLODES AND DECAPITATES A FRONT SEAT PASSENGER, PRIOR TO THE PART BEING TRANSFERRED TO A LOCAL SERVICE CENTER?

Components: AIR BAGS

March 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10993920
Consumer Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AN UNKNOWN RECALL REPAIR FOR THE AIR BAGS WAS PERFORMED TWO YEARS AGO. THE REMEDY FAILED TO PROVIDE A SOLUTION AND THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR CONTINUED TO ILLUMINATE. THE DEALER (BIG RED SPORTS/IMPORTS, 418 N INTERSTATE DR, NORMAN, OK 73072, (405) 364-4400) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS WAITING TO DETERMINE IF THE MANUFACTURER COULD PROVIDE A SOLUTION. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

September 09, 1920
NHTSA ID Number: 10855291
Consumer Location: EUREKA, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER SIDE INTAKE MANIFOLD BUTTERFLY VALVE CAME LOOSE AND THE SCREWS WENT THROUGH THE ENGINE. RECENTLY THE BUTTERFLY ITSELF GOT STUCK AND LEANED OUT AND RUINED MY O2 SENSOR AND IDLE AIR CONTROLLER

Components: SUSPENSION

August 05, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10839192
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: JS3TE943864****

Summary of Complaint

WEARS TIRES OUT WITHIN INSTALLING WITHIN 8 MONTHS. VIBRATES VERY BAD AN HAS DONE THIS SINCE I BOUGHT VEHICLE BRAND NEW IN 2006.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

May 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10811280
Consumer Location: GILBERT, AZ
VIN: JS3TD944664****

Summary of Complaint

STARTING AT ABOUT 30,000 MILES, THE CAR BEGAN BLOWING LOW BEAM/DRIVING LIGHT BULBS EVERY 3 TO 5 MONTHS. SOMETIMES THE DRIVER-SIDE, SOMETIMES THE PASSENGER SIDE, SOMETIMES BOTH. THE BLOWN BULBS SEEM TO BLOW OUT DURING THE DAYTIME, WHEN THEY ARE ACTING AS DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS, BUT AREN'T NOTICED UNTIL NIGHT. THE DATE BELOW IS THE APPROXIMATE DATE OF THE FIRST OCCURRENCE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 05, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10794817
Consumer Location: PHILIPSBURG, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS APPEAR TO HAVE SHADOW - VISIBILITY ONLY 5 -10 FEET IN FRONT OF CAR. HAVE REPLACE HEADLAMP BUCKETS AND PROBLEM REMAINS. DANGEROUS TO DRIVE AT NIGHT

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10788180
Consumer Location: BEAVERCREEK, OH
VIN: JS3TE943264****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS SHIPPED TO A SUZUKI DEALER IN PUERTO RICO AND THEN SHIPPED BACK TO THE USA. ONCE SHIPPED TO PUERTO RICO, SUZUKI PROVIDES A SPECIFIC VIN AS VEHICLES EXPORTED OUT OF THE USA. THE VEHICLE WAS SHIPPED BACK TO USA IN 2009 AND EVER SINCE I HAVE RECEIVED THREE SAFETY RECALL NOTIFICATIONS TO HAVE DONE BY LOCAL SUZUKI DEALER. WE CONTACTED THE LOCAL SUZUKI DEALERS SEVERAL TIMES AND THE VIN DOES NOT APPEAR IN THEIR SYSTEM AT ALL. I BEEN TOLD THEY WILL NOT SERVICE MY VEHICLE BEING THAT IT WAS SHIP FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE ONLY PLACE THEY WOULD FIX THE RECALL WOULD BE THERE. I HAVE CONTACTED CORPORATE SUZUKI MULTIPLE TIMES AND BEEN TOLD THEY CAN'T DO MUCH TO TRY TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE DEALER AGAIN WHICH HAS REFUSED TO DO THE SERVICE. I HAVE BEEN MANY HOURS EXPLAINING MY SITUATION TO DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS FROM DEALER AND SUZUKI AND NEVER COME TO A SOLUTION AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS. I'M TOLD THAT VEHICLES SHIPPED TO PUERTO RICO (US TERRITORY) AND BACK TO US ARE NOT COVERED UNDER THESE SAFETY RECALLS DESPITE I AM RECEIVING THE NOTIFICATION TO MY OHIO ADDRESS. ITS BEEN SEVERAL MONTHS WE BEEN TRYING TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE AND ALWAYS GET THE RUN AROUND. ONE OF THE RECALL IS RELATED TO AIR BAGS AND DIFFERENTIAL TRAIN LOCKING DUE TO FAULTY SEAL. THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN BY MY DAUGHTER FOR SCHOOL AND WE'VE NOW HAVE RESTRICTED HER FROM DRIVING THE VEHICLE CONCERNED FOR THESE ISSUES. WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE YOU MAY PROVIDE TO SOLVING THIS ISSUE.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10783806
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: JS3TD944264****

Summary of Complaint

RECALL

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 25, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10743490
Consumer Location: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
VIN: JS3TD947864****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR CAN'T SEEM TO JUST BLOW 1 HEADLIGHT , BOTH GO OUT AT SAME TIME TAKING WITH IT A SMALL LIGHT AS WELL. I HAVE HAD THE CAR FOR A LITTLE OVER 2 YEARS AND THIS IS THE SECOND OCCURRENCE WHERE THE SAME THING HAS HAPPENED.

Components: STEERING

June 09, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10743491
Consumer Location: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
VIN: JS3TD947864****

Summary of Complaint

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE DATING BACK TO 07. IN 2010 RECALL FOR STEERING/ TENSION ADJUSTER PULLEY, I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED OF THIS SERIOUS RECALL, THE AIR BAGS IN 2014 I HEARD ABOUT THE AIR BAGS BUT NEVER WAS NOTIFIED AS TO WHO HAD THE PARTS TO REPLACE IT. ARE THEY WAITING FOR A CASUALTY? I STILL HAVE PAYMENTS ON THIS CAR AND IT IS NOT WORTH JUNK PRICE!

Components: AIR BAGS

July 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10734362
Consumer Location: CHARLESTON, SC
VIN: JS3TD947664****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE TRIED NUMEROUS TIMES THROUGH SAFERCAR.GOV TO CHECK IF THE AIRBAGS I HAVE IN MY CAR ARE ON THE RECALL. I GET NO RESPONSE. I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN CHECK TO SEE IF MY CAR'S AIRBAGS ARE OK. A RESPONSE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10733012
Consumer Location: PARKERSBURG, WV
VIN: JS3TD943664****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V405000 (AIR BAGS), THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR WAS CONSISTENTLY ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED EACH TIME THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR BAG SYSTEM WAS FAULTY AND COULD DEPLOY AT ANY TIME. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10730394
Consumer Location: LEHIGH ACRES, FL
VIN: J53TD947664****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ACCELERATING ONTO A SUPER HIGHWAY WHEN MY VEHICLE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE ENGINE STARTED RUNNING ROUGH. WHEN I RETURNED HOME I PUT MY ENGINE SCAN ON THE COMPUTER AND IT STATED EGR VALVE....I BELIEVE IT MAY HAVE BEEN A P0401 CODE. I ORDERED A NEW EGR VALVE AND REPLACED IT ALONG WITH NUMEROUS GASKETS AND CLEANED EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO MY SERVICE MANUAL......WHICH BY THE WAY, IS THE $100 SHOP SERVICE MANUAL THE DEALERSHIP USES! IT CORRECTED THE PROBLEM FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS TIME PERIOD AND THEN BEGAN ALL OVER AGAIN. I USE PREMIUM SHELL GASOLINE IN THE VEHICLE AND DO PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE ON A REGULAR BASIS AS DESCRIBED IN THE SERVICE MANUAL. I HAVE DONE SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH ONLINE AND HAVE FOUND NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS REGARDING THIS ISSUE HOWEVER, SUZUKI HAS NOT RESPONDED WITH A SOLUTION. I SEE FORD AND SOME OTHERS HAD THIS SIMILAR COMPLAINT AND REDESIGNED THEIR EGR VALVES TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE. ALSO, I HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL SUZUKI RECALLS HOWEVER, THERE ARE NO SUZUKI SERVICE CENTERS IN AMERICA NOW TO GET THESES ISSUES RESOLVED. THE LATEST RECALL WAS SENT TO ME FROM SUZUKI STATING THE ISSUE AND THAT THEY WOULD NOTIFY WHERE TO GET IT RESOLVED......SOON?? NEVER HEARD ANOTHER WORD! THIS IS LIKE 2-3 RECALLS NOW.....AIR BAGS, POWER STEERING PULLEY, AND SEVERAL OTHERS. I DID HAVE THE ABS BRAKE SENSORS AND THE TRANSMISSION LOCK ISSUES RESOLVED AT THE DEALERSHIP SHORTLY AFTER MY PURCHASE OF THE NEW VEHICLE HOWEVER, THE REST HAVE BEEN UNRESOLVED! THIS EGR VALVE IS EITHER A DEFECTIVE ENGINEERING ISSUE OR RELATED TO ETHANOL ADDED TO THE GAS WHICH IS THE BIGGEST NIGHTMARE EVER FOR ANY ENGINE AND SHOULD BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AS ANY MECHANIC WILL TELL YOU!! IT WAS A MONEY MAKER FOR THE ULTRA RICH AND NOTHING TO DO WITH RESOLVING EMISSIONS OR ANYTHING ELSE AS A DEFECTIVE EGR WILL SPEW MORE POLLUTION THAN NOT HAVING IT AT ALL! UPDATED 09/21/15*LJ

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10714289
Consumer Location: TARPON SPRINGS, FL
VIN: JS3TE947264****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE WAS AT A STANDSTILL AT A RED LIGHT. I HAD THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL, WITH MY RIGHT FOOT ON THE BRAKE. WHILE WITH MY FOOT STILL ON THE BRAKE, I SHIFTED INTO DRIVE AND THE CAR INSTANTANEOUSLY SPED FORWARD AT AN UNCONTROLLABLE HIGH RATE OF SPEED CAUSING ME TO HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10714259
Consumer Location: FAIRFIELD, CA
VIN: JS3TD944564****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE AND I JUST LEFT MY MOTHER'S CONDOMINIUM PREMISES, I TURNED RIGHT ON GENEVA AVENUE IN SAN FRANCISCO. AS I STARTED TO ACCELERATE AT 23 MILES PER HOUR, THE CAR TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN! THE CAR TOOK OFF, THE ENGINE REVVED UP, BY IT SELF AND SPED UP, EVEN ME MY RIGHT FOOT STEPPING AS HARD AS I COULD ON THE BRAKES! I STEERED THE CAR TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, BUT I NEEDED TO HIT THE BUMPER OF A PARKED CAR IN ORDER TO STOP. IN MY OPINION, MY WIFE AND I WERE SUBJECTED BY THIS CAR INTO A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. I LEFT A NOTE AND MY PHONE NUMBER ON THE WINDSHIELD OF THE CAR I HIT, APOLOGIZED, AND ASKED THE DRIVER TO CALL ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I THOUGHT THE FRIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE WAS OVER! AFTER I LEFT MY NOTE FOR THE DRIVER OF THE PARKED CAR I HIT, WE DECIDED TO PROCEED. AFTER HALF A BLOCK, THE ENGINE POWERED UP BY ITSELF, AGAIN, AND WAS LAUNCHING FORWARD. I MANAGED, WITH ALL THE FORCE I COULD MUSTER, TO STEP ON THE BRAKES AND STOP ON A RED ZONE. WE DECIDED TO HAVE THE CAR TOWED TO MY HOMETOWN, 44 MILES AWAY. THE 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA SHOULD BE EXAMINED THOROUGHLY BY THE MANUFACTURER IN MY OPINION, CORRECT THIS HUGE PROBLEM BEFORE IT KILLS. BETTER YET, IT SHOULD BE BOUGHT BACK BY THE MANUFACTURER. OTHER PEOPLE MIGHT BE DRIVING AT 45 MILES, NOT 23, BY THE SIDE OF THE CLIFF. I ADVISED SUZUKI USA ABOUT THIS. THE MATTER IS PENDING. I WAS TOLD NONCHALANTLY BY A RICHARD TRAVIS THAT THEY WILL HAVE THE VEHICLE EXAMINED. THEY WILL TRY TO 'DUPLICATE THE HARROWING EXPERIENCE. I DID NOT FEEL ANY COMPASSION AT ALL FROM SUZUKI.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10689807
Consumer Location: AUBURN, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE'S VEHICLE IS SO DIFFICULT TO CHANGE THE HEADLIGHTS BULBS. SUCH A SMALL COMPACT AREAS. YOU CAN BARELY FIT YOUR HAND IN TO REMOVE THE VERY SMALL METAL CLIP. WITHOUT SEEING WHAT YOU'RE DOING. I'VE ACTUALLY BROKE THE CLIP TRYING TO REMOVE IT. NOW I HAVE BUY THE WHOLE HEADLAMP INSTEAD OF REPLACING WHAT WAS BROKEN. NOW WHEN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE VEHICLES HEAD LIGHT WENT OUT MY WIFE HAD SOMEONE LOSE TO REPLACE IT THEY HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. THEY BROKE THE CLIP ALSO. IT SHOULDN'T BE SUCH A HASSLE TO SIMPLY CHANGE YOUR BULBS ON A VEHICLE. ON ANOTHER NOTE, TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE HEADLAMPS YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE WHOLE FRONT GRILL AND THE FRONT LOWER BUMPER. TOTALLY CRAZY. WHO EVER ENGINEERED THIS IDEA SURELY DIDN'T THINK IT THROUGH. PLEASE HAVE THIS VEHICLE RECALLED FOR THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE. I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY WHO HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

January 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10670423
Consumer Location: SAN LUIS, AZ
VIN: JS3TD944464****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, BELT TENSIONER SEIZED BREAKING BELT AND OVER HEATING CAR. BOTH BELT TENSIONERS HAVE BEEN REPLACED. THERE IS A RECALL FOR THE POWER STEERING/FAN TENSIONER. NOT FOR THE WATER PUMP/ALTERNATOR PULLEY/TENSIONER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 16, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10669736
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: JS3TD944364****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. I HAVE CHANGED THE DRIVER'S SIDE LOW BEAM BULB FOUR TIMES AND THE PASSENGER'S SIDE TWO TIMES. I RECENTLY REPLACED THE FAN MOTOR TWICE AND THE RESISTOR ONCE. I HAD TO REPLACED THE ERG AFTER MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. NOW THEY ARE SAYING THERE IS EXHAUST IN MY COOLANT SYSTEM. THE ONLY PART THE WARRANTY COVER WAS ONE FAN MOTOR. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 02, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10653672
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: JS3TE941264****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHTS HAVE INTERMITTENTLY GONE OUT SINCE 2009. I REPLACED THE BULBS TWICE BEFORE I REALIZED THE BULBS WERE GOOD, BUT THE SOCKET WAS BAD. SOMETIMES THEY WORK. SOMETIMES THEY DON'T. THEY HAVE ALSO GOTTEN EXTREMELY DIM. MY HUSBAND WAS FOLLOWING BEHIND ME AT NIGHT IN OUR SUZUKI AND I HAD TO TELL HIM TO TURN ON HIS HIGH BEAMS BECAUSE ONE HEADLIGHT WAS OUT AND THE OTHER WAS BARELY VISIBLE. THE HIGH BEAMS WEREN'T AS BRIGHT AS HIGH BEAMS SHOULD BE. IT SIMPLY LOOKED AS IF HE HAD HIGH INTENSITY BULBS OR HID BULBS. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 29, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10651031
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, TX
VIN: JS3TE941364****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE REPEATEDLY CONTACTED CLAY COOLEY SUZUKI IN ARLINGTON TX BECAUSE I RECEIVED THE SAFETY RECALL NOTICE , RECALL IDENTIFICATION CODE "VD". I CALLED THEM ON 8/20 AND WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE ABOUT 2 WEEKS UNTIL THE PARTS CAME IN. I HAVE TRIED REPEATEDLY TO CALL THEM, ONLY TO BE PUT ON HOLD UNTIL I COULD NOT HOLD ANY LONGER. MY AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON AND THE PASSENGER SAFETY LIGHT IS ON AS WELL. THIS IS THE WORST DEALERSHIP IN THE WHOLE ARLINGTON AREA, AND I AM SO REGRETFUL I EVER WENT TO THEM TO BUY THIS VEHICLE. HOW CAN I GET THIS SAFETY PART FOR MY VEHICLE BEFORE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS? I HAVE WAITED FOR OVER 2 MONTHS NOW. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 24, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10649910
Consumer Location: GLOUCESTER, MA
VIN: JS3TD941864****

Summary of Complaint

CAR IS ABANDONED. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 15, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10649577
Consumer Location: SPARTANBURG, SC
VIN: JS3TE947064****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHT BULBS CONSISTENTLY FAIL. I HAVE REPLACED BULBS 6 TIMES OVER THE LIFETIME OF THIS VEHICLE. I LIVE IN A DARK LIGHTED AREA IF MY BEAMS FAIL I MAY INDEED CRASH INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC OR SIDE WOODS. I HAVE BEEN USING ONLY HIGHBEAMS DUE TO THE INCIDENTS. PULLED AWAY CLIP IT IS MELTED REPLACED ONCE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 15, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10644523
Consumer Location: MARIETTA, GA
VIN: JS3TE947164****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE ENTIRE INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 4,150.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 29, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10640753
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: JS3TE941664****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. WHILE AT A STOP LIGHT, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR DRIVER SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V405000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000. THE CONSUMER STATED THE RECALL WAS FOR THE PASSENGER SIDE, BUT IT WAS THE DRIVERS SIDE LIGHT THAT WAS LIT. UPDATED 08/26/15. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

September 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10630627
Consumer Location: CANTONMENT, FL
VIN: JS3TE941264****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER RECALL NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 13V405000 (AIR BAGS). HOWEVER, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CONTINUED TO ILLUMINATE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 64,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 06, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10627502
Consumer Location: WINTER HAVEN, FL
VIN: JS3TE947764****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHTS FAILED. THE HEADLIGHTS WERE REPLACED BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE A FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 159,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10626279
Consumer Location: PALM DESERT, CA
VIN: JS3TE947564****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHT LOW BEAMS FAILED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE LOW BEAM BULBS WERE REPLACED SIX TIMES BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000. UPDATED 10/8/14*CN

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 20, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10565853
Consumer Location: MIAMISBURG, OH
VIN: JS3TD941364****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER STARTING UP MY VEHICLE ON A COLD MORNING THE BRAKES FAILED TO WORK IMMEDIATELY. THE FIRST TIME I HIT THEM AFTER PUTTING THE CAR INTO GEAR AND MOVING THEY DID NOT STOP THE CAR. I STARTED TO ROLL THROUGH THE STOP SIGN, BUT PUMPED THE BRAKES SEVERAL TIMES AND STOPPED. THIS ALSO OCCURRED ON VERY COLD EVENING AT WORK THE TEMPERATURE WAS SOMEWHERE AROUND 10 DEG F. THIS TIME I HAD TO PULL THE PARKING BRAKE TO STOP. AFTER PULLING INTO THE GARAGE AND LETTING THE CAR WARM UP IT DID NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. I AM CONCERNED THIS COULD HAPPEN WHEN DRIVING AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 12, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10562564
Consumer Location: ASTORIA, NY
VIN: JS3TD944164****

Summary of Complaint

HEAD LIGHTS BURN OUT EVERY 4 MONTHS DEFECTIVE HEADLIGHT SYSTEM. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 07, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10556304
Consumer Location: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
VIN: JS3TD947864****

Summary of Complaint

I LOST BOTH MY HEADLIGHTS AT THE SAME TIME. THE FOG LIGHTS AUTOMATICALLY CAME ON, BUT BY THE NEXT MORNING I HAD NEITHER. FOG LIGHTS FINALLY RETURNED. EVERY TIME I HIT A BUMP IN THE ROAD THE INTERIOR LIGHTS COME ON AND OFF. I HAVE TO MAKE SURE WHEN I EXIT MY CAR THE INTERIOR LIGHT GOES OFF AS I HAVE HAD TO TURN IT OFF MANUALLY AS NOT TO RUN MY BATTERY DOWN. I RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE REGARDING AIR BAG AND ELECTRICAL BUT I FEEL THERE IS MORE GOING ON IN THE ELECTRICAL . IT COST ME OVER A $100 LAST TIME FOR THE HEADLIGHTS. *TR

Components: ENGINE

April 03, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10556372
Consumer Location: PLEASANT GROVE, UT
VIN: JS3TD947464****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START. ONCE THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE EGR VALVE WAS DEFECTIVE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 88,600.

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