2008 SUZUKI XL7 VIN: 2S3DA417X86116294

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Destination Market

U.S., Canada

Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

XL7

Model Year

2008

Trim

Luxury 3Row, Luxury 3Row Sunroof

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

CANADA

Plant Company Name

CAMI

Body Class

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

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3600.0

Displacement (CI)

219.68547874103

Displacement (L)

3.6

Other Engine Info

4valve

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2008 SUZUKI XL7 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:
16.4%

2008 SUZUKI XL7 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, 3rd row
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) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 2S3DA417X86116294

Components: ENGINE

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983686
Consumer Location: COEUR D'ALENE, ID
VIN: 2S3DA417X86****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI XL7. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE CAMSHAFT AND TIMING CHAIN NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE TIMING CHAIN BELT FRACTURED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 18, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10519624
Consumer Location: WAUSAU, WI
VIN: 2S3DA417X86****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLE HAS THE CABIN AIR INTAKE LOCATED ABOUT 7 INCHES FROM THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD UNDER THE HOOD DIRECTLY BEHIND THE ENGINE. DURING ANY TYPE OF DRIVING CONDITIONS THE AIR BEING BROUGHT INTO THE CABIN THROUGH THE CABIN FILTER IS FILLED WITH NOXIOUS FUMES COMING FROM A SLIGHT EXHAUST LEAK OR JUST FROM THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES UNDER THE VEHICLES HOOD. WHEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE I CAN TASTE THE SWEET TASTE OF VAPORIZED ANTIFREEZE COMING FROM THE HEAT AIR CONDITIONING VENTS. WHEN DRIVING I ALSO EXPERIENCE MANY SYMPTOMS OF CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE HEADACHE,NAUSEA,FATIGUE,SINUS BAROTRAUMA ,EAR ACHE,DIZZINESS,CONFUSION,ALTERED MENTAL STATE,MEMORY LOSS,DEPRESSION . THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEAT AND AIR CONDITIONING ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO ADJUST TO A STATE OF NOT ALLOWING THE AIR FROM ENTERING THE CABIN OF THE VEHICLE. DRIVING THIS VEHICLE TO VISIT A RELATIVE ON MAY 11TH 2013 MYSELF AND A FRIEND WERE EXPOSED TO NOXIOUS FUMES AND POSSIBLY CARBON MONOXIDE AT UNKNOWN LEVELS FOR ABOUT 44 HOURS OVER A THREE DAY PERIOD OF DRIVING .ON THE RETURN TRIP EXPOSURE LEVELS TO AIR COMING INTO CABIN MUST HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. DRIVING OVER MOUNTAINS ON RETURN TRIP CAUSED EXTERNAL EAR BAROTRAUMA AND EXCRUCIATING EAR PAIN AND ABOUT 90 PERCENT HEARING LOSS. ON A SUBSEQUENT TRIP JUNE 14TH 2013 DRIVING THE VEHICLE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS FOR LESS THAT 2 HOURS TOTAL MADE ME FEEL SICK AGAIN SO MUCH SO THAT ANOTHER PERSON HAD TO DRIVE US HOME WHILE I SAT IN THE BACK SEAT WITH ALL OF THE WINDOWS OPEN TO GET FRESH AIR .AFTER GETTING HOME I HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SYMPTOMS OF CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE .THE RESULTS FROM THE VISIT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO CARBON MONOXIDE. WAS INFORMED TO NOT OPERATE THIS VEHICLE UNTIL SERVICING IS DONE. I THINK IF THE CABIN AIR INTAKE HAD A LONGER HOSE UNDER THE HOOD TO THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHERE THE FRESH AIR ACTUALLY STRIKES THE VEHICLE WOULD HELP. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING AIR BAGS WHEELS

December 14, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10440997
Consumer Location: SCIOTA, IL
VIN: 2S3DA417X86****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CODE: P008 (VALIDATED THROUGH A LOCAL PARTS STORE) AIR BAG SENSOR LIGHT TIRE SENSOR LIGHT ALL ARE ON OR OFF OR A COMBINATION OF ANY OF THEM. *TR

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11427124
Consumer Location: GENEVA, IN
VIN: 2S3DA417086****

Summary of Complaint

I have went through 2 engines 2 timing chains and 4 loans to keep this suv running 3999.98 for the first engine and the same for the second 1200 times 2 for the timing chain if you know a vehicle has this many problems why haven't you removed it. It's not safe or reliable now my locks don't want to lock unlock I have 14 different error codes on my check engine light after I put the second engine in! In less than a year!!!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378558
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, NC
VIN: 2S3DB417386****

Summary of Complaint

MY GAS GAUGE AND MPH GAUGE WILL GO FROM READING CORRECTLY TO SAYING TO MPH WILL JUMP ALL THE WAY TO 100. MY GAS WILL GO FROM FULL TO HALF WITHIN JUST A FEW MILES THEN IT WILL JUMP TO WAY PAST FULL OR WAY PAST EMPTY.

Components: ENGINE

November 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376528
Consumer Location: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
VIN: 2S3DB117986****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE TIMING IS OFF, DUE TO FAULTY TIMING EQUIPMENT. WHY IS THIS NOT A RECALL?

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323298
Consumer Location: KEIZER, OR
VIN: 2S3DA417586****

Summary of Complaint

FALL 2018 HAD OBD CODE FOR TIMING CHAIN- REPLACED TIMING CHAIN AND TENSIONER, END OF NOVEMBER 2019 PULSATING AT LOW SPEEDS- ALIGNMENT, NEW BRAKES, NEW TIRES. JANUARY 2020 MADE A U TURN AT LOW SPEEDS APPROX. 2 MPH AND VEHICLE MADE GRINDING NOISE AND SHUT OFF WHEN STARTED IT BACK UP STEERING BECAME VERY STIFF PARKED VEHICLE UNTIL MARCH 2020 WHEN IT WAS BROUGHT TO A MECHANIC, DURING DIAGNOSIS MECHANIC NOTED CORROSION TO BOTH SERPENTINE BELT AND TIMING CHAIN DUE TO OIL LEAK FROM TIMING CHAIN COVER VALVES, HAD BOTH SERPENTINE AND TIMING CHAINS/TENSIONERS REPLACED WITH NEW PARTS AS WELL AS VALVES AND SEALS REPLACED, MECHANIC ALSO NOTED BALANCE HARMONIZER MELTED AND DETERIORATING DUE TO OIL LEAK SO REPLACED THAT AS WELL, POWER STEERING PUMP REPLACED DUE TO METALLIC PIECES IN POWER STEERING FLUID AND SYSTEM WAS BLED AND FLUSHED ALSO REGULAR MAINTENANCE SPARK PLUGS AND OIL CHANGE DONE. STEERING WAS STILL STIFF SO MECHANIC PUT IN A NEW RACK AND PINION, TIE RODS, STEERING GEAR AND ANOTHER NEW POWER STEERING PUMP AT SAME TIME AND AN ALIGNMENT WAS DONE AFTER NEW RACK WAS PUT IN, STEERING STILL INTERMITTENTLY BECOMES STIFF DURING TURNS, VEHICLE HAS ALSO STARTED TO MAKE LOUD SQUEALING WHILE TURNING AND PULSATING AT LOW SPEEDS. INTERNET SEARCH ABOUT VEHICLE YEAR MAKE AND MODEL WITH STEERING ISSUES RESULTED IN MANY COMPLAINTS OF SAME ISSUES.

Components: AIR BAGS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220556
Consumer Location: FOUNTAIN INN, SC
VIN: 2S3DB217986****

Summary of Complaint

SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL AND ABS LIGHT ON DASH BOARD

Components: STEERING

March 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11193876
Consumer Location: MOUNT AIRY, MD
VIN: 2S3DB217986****

Summary of Complaint

TOOK MY 2008 SUZUKI XL7 PREMIUM INTO THE SHOP BECAUSE IT WAS LEAKING FLUID, MAKING NOISES AND WAS BECOMING HARD TO STEER. 3 DAYS LATER AND 2 PUMPS LATER I STILL DON'T HAVE MY CAR BACK. THEY MECHANIC SAID THEY EVEN FLUSHED THE POWER STEERING FLUID OUT AND THERE WAS METAL SHAVING IN IT FROM THE LINE. THE DEALERSHIP WANTS TO CHARGE THE MECHANIC $500. FOR A NEW LINE AND $500 FOR A NEW PUMP BECAUSE OF A DEFECT ON THE MANUFACTURER'S END. I WOULD LIKE THIS TO BE LOOKED INTO FOR RECALL PURPOSES FOR SAFETY AND MANUFACTURE ISSUES. MULTIPLE SOURCES STATE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH IT

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11162874
Consumer Location: MARYVILLE, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY STABILITY TRACTION LIGHT CAME ON WHICH TURNED STC OFF, IN ADDITION IT TURNED OFF THE AWD. THE POWER STEERING ONLY WORKS AT FASTER SPEEDS. I'VE ALMOST WRECKED THIS CAR ON MANY OCCASIONS DUE TO THIS. IT'S HORRIBLY UNSAFE IN THE RAIN. IT WILL LITERALLY GET STUCK IN A LITTLE MUD PUDDLE BC OF THE ST N AWD BEING OFF. SO MANY COMPLAINTS! IT SHOULD BE RECALLED SOON! IT'S 7 PASSAGE VEHICLE I'M ASSUMING MOSTLY FOR KIDS N IT'S STC,AWD,POWER STEERING JUST STOPS N IT SHAKES WHEN U SLOW DOWN. I'M SCARED TO DEATH TO DRIVE MINE ESPECIALLY IN BAD WEATHER!!!

Components: STEERING

July 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11109713
Consumer Location: TACOMA, WA
VIN: 2S3DB217086****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING THE SUZUKI ON MULTIPLE OCCASION WHEN I BEGIN TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL STIFFENS AND IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TURN. I MUST YOU BOTH HANDS AND FORCEFULLY TURN THE STEERING WHEEL. I HAVE HAD THE POWER STEERING REPLACE 3 TIMES AND IT IS STILL OCCURRING!!! IT HAPPENS WHILE MOTION ON CITY STREETS AND THE HIGHWAY. IT SO STIFF ITS DIFFICULT TO TAKE AN EXIT. THIS LAST OCCURRED YESTERDAY 7/4/2018.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11001711
Consumer Location: INDIAN TRAIL, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING IS OUT, TIMING BELT AND TENSIONER, COOLING IN FRONT NOT BACK

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10993327
Consumer Location: ALBION, NY
VIN: 2S3DA417386****

Summary of Complaint

RECEIVED CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND CODES WERE AS BEFORE POINTED TO A STRETCHED TIMING CHAIN. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME FOR THIS VEHICLE. DEALERSHIP SAID THIS TIME IT WAS FROM LOW OIL PRESSURE. WHY WAS THERE NOT A LOW OIL PRESSURE LIGHT IF IT WILL RUIN ENGINE COMPONENTS? SUZUKI HAS A TSB FOR TIMING CHAINS AND INDIVIDUAL PART NUMBERS FOR THESE KITS WHICH TELLS ME THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE ENGINE

February 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10954017
Consumer Location: DAYTONA BEACH, FL
VIN: 2S3DB417X86****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2008 XL7 HAS HAD MANY PROBLEMS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THE SUNROOF HAS KEPT LEAKING INTO THE CABIN LIGHTS AND INTO THE DRIVER'S SIDE CEILING REQUIRING 2 VISIT TO A BODY SHOP TO FIX THE SEAL. MY TRANSMISSION CONTROL REQUIRED REPLACING DUE TO MY CAR JERKING BETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD GEAR. MY DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW KEEPS COMING OFF THE TRACK. MY BACK DOORS NO LONGER UNLOCK EXCEPT FROM THE INSIDE. MY RIGHT PASSENGER WINDOW NO LONGER ROLLS DOWN AT ALL. NOW MY PAINT IS PEELING ABOVE BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WINDOWS. THE PAINT LOOKED BUMPY AND PEELED OFF AFTER A RECENT STORM. UNDERNEATH IS A WHITE POWDER COATING AND IT'S RUSTED UNDERNEATH AS WELL.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10945859
Consumer Location: BRAINERD, MN
VIN: 1S3DA417286****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS NOT ON THE TAKATA RECALL, BUT I FEEL IT SHOULD BE, AS MY SERVICE AIRBAGS HAVE NOW BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 8 OR MORE MONTHS NOW. I'VE HAD IT TO 2 DIFFERENT DEALERSHIPS AND THEY CAN'T FIND ANY CODES, THE ONLY FIX THEY DO IS ZIP TIE THE AIR BAG COMPONANT UNDERNEATH THE PASSAGER SEAT. I'M AFFAID THAT IF I GET INTO AN ACCIEDENT THAT THEY WILL NOT DEPLOY IF NEEDED.. SOMTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. CAN'T DRIVE A VEHICLE WITH NON-WORKING AIRBAGS WITH CHILDREN.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

December 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10933966
Consumer Location: ERIE, PA
VIN: 2S3DA417386****

Summary of Complaint

MY SUV KEEPS SHUTTING THE STABILITY CONTROL OFF FOR NO REASON EVERYTIME I SCAN THE COMPUTER THERE IS NO CODES AND IT JUST SHUT OFF RANDOMLY FOR NO REASON AT ALL AND SUZUKI DEALERSHIPS SAY THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WHEN THERE OBVIOUSLY IS BECAUSE WHEN IM DRIVING ON THE CITY STREET AND IT JUST SHUTS IT OFF WHILE YOUR DRIVING IT PUT YOU AND THE PEOPLE IN YOU CAR IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION BECAUSE IN THE PROGRESS OF SHUTTING THAT OFF THE ABS GOES OFF THE TRANSACTION CONTROL GOES OFF AND THE STABILITY CONTROL STOP WORKING NOT SAFE AT ALL. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

March 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10907712
Consumer Location: EAGAN, MN
VIN: 2S3DA417086****

Summary of Complaint

WE WERE DRIVING WITH NO ISSUES AND CHK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON DROVE IN TECHNICIAN STATED OVER TWO QTS LOW ON OIL. HAVE EXTENDED WARRANTY ON VEHICLE AND WARRANTY REQUIRED INSPECTION. THIS IS THE REPORT: INSPECTION FINDINGS TECHNICIAN HAS DOCUMENTED HAD CODE P0018 CAM SHAFT/CRANKSHAFT CORRELATION CODE AND CODE P0008 CAM POSITION PERFORMANCE CODE WAS IN SYSTEM, TECHNICIAN STATED ENGINE WAS 2 QUARTS LOW ON OIL WHEN VEHICLE ARRIVED, OIL STICKER IN WINDSHIELD STATES NEXT OIL CHANGE AT 113574 MILES AND VEHICLE NOW HAS 114588 MILES, TECHNICIAN HAS REMOVED BOTH VALVE COVERS AND REAR CYLINDER HEAD APPEARS DRY AND CAM LOBES ON REAR CAM/EXHAUST SHAFT ARE SCORED AND BEARING CAPS ARE DARKER IN COLOR THAN THE FRONT CYLINDER HEAD CAMSHAFT BEARINGS, REAR CYLINDER HEAD LOOKS DARKER IN COLOR DUE TO LACK OF OIL PRESSURE TO REAR CYLINDER, TECHNICIAN HAS REMOVED CAM BEARING ON FRONT AND REAR CYLINDER HEADS AND BEARINGS ARE JUST SLIGHTLY SCORED, NO TEARDOWN HAS BEEN PERFORM TO DETERMINE CAUSE OF FAILURE, NO TEARDOWN HAS BEEN FORMED COULD NOT DETERMINE IF TIMING CHAIN IS STRETCHED OR IF ANY TIMING COMPONENTS HAVE FAILED, FURTHER TEARDOWN WOULD BE NEEDED TO DETERMINE IF FAILURE IS FROM LACK OF OIL OR MANUFACTURE DEFECT. NO SIGN OF ANY EXTERNAL FLUID LEAKS, AND REPAIR FACILITY STATED VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN IN BEFORE FOR LOW OIL, VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN BEFORE FOR OIL CHANGES NO NOTES RELATING TO LOW OIL. THIS IS THE SAME STORY AS MANY RELATED ISSUES WITH THE SUZUKI ENGINE. THE OFFICIAL REPORT IS UPLOADED AS WELL. IF THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH ENGINE, THEN WHY DID SUZUKI PUT OUT TIMING CHAIN SERVICE KITS SPECIFIC TO THIS ERROR?

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10904827
Consumer Location: DERBY, KS
VIN: 2S3DA917286****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI XL7. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THERE WAS A FUEL ODOR EMITTING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL SYSTEM NEEDED TO REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000.

Components: ENGINE

October 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10884090
Consumer Location: BUFFALO, NY
VIN: 2S3DA417386****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 SUZUKI XL7. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,000.

Components: ENGINE

March 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10852573
Consumer Location: ALBION, NY
VIN: 2S3DA417386****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND WAS TOLD BY OUR LOCAL GARAGE THE TIMING CHAIN NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. NEEDED SPECIAL TOOLS TO DO THE JOB, SO WE HAD TO TAKE IT TO A FORMER SUZUKI DEALER THAT STILL HAD SPECIALTY TOOLS AND HAD IT FIXED FOR $2200. FORMER DEALERSHIP SAID THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THESE CARS. ALSO CONTACTED SUZUKI USA AND FILED A COMPLAINT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10850687
Consumer Location: FREEDOM, PA
VIN: 2S3DA917186****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS SOLD A VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING INFORMED THAT APPROXIMATELY 8,000 MILES PRIOR THE VEHICLE HAD MAJOR ENGINE ISSUES, AS THE TIMING CHAINS HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS SOLD WITH A WARRANTY THAT THE WARRANTY COMPANY AND DEALERSHIP FAIL TO COMPLY WITH. I HAVE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP NUMEROUS TIMES ABOUT VARIOUS ISSUES THE VEHICLE HAS HAD SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF TAKING IT OFF THE LOT, YET THE DEALER REFUSES TO CORRECT ANY ISSUES. WHILE I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ON ROUTE 65 IN MID JANUARY, THE VEHICLE BEGIN TO VIOLENTLY JERK AND BUCK, WHILE LOOSING SPEED. I PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER AND TURNED IT OFF, WHILE STILL ON THE HIGHWAY. I LET THE VEHICLE SIT, HAVING TO THE VEHICLE TOWED TO BE DIAGNOSED. ONCE THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED, I FOUND THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NEED A NEW ENGINE. AFTER GETTING A SECOND OPINION, I FOUND THAT THE TIMING CHAINS WERE PROBABLY THE ISSUE. I BEGAN TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THE VEHICLE ITSELF AND FOUND THAT THE TIMING CHAINS WERE CHANGED AT 97K. NOW I AM STUCK WITH PAYING ON A DEFECTIVE UNSAFE VEHICLE.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 31, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10838757
Consumer Location: LIVERPOOL, NY
VIN: 2S3DA417886****

Summary of Complaint

LOST STEERING WHILE DRIVING,BECAME VERY HARD TO STEER. COST $2300 TO REPAIR. SAID DEFECT STARTED AS STEERING RACK AND CAUSED METAL TO GO THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM AND TAKE OUT THE PUMP ALSO. ABS/TRAC CONTROL/STABILITY LIGHTS AMONG OTHERS COME ON AND LOOSE AWD. SUNROOF LEAK AND PAINT PEELING. STEERING WAS LOST AGAIN WHILE DRIVING 1.5 YEARS LATER. DEFINITE RECALL SITUATION.

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

February 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10837312
Consumer Location: COLLINSVILLE, AL
VIN: 2S3DB217X86****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2008 XL7 SERIVCE STABILITY CONTROL AND ABS LIGHT STAYS ON AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10759862
Consumer Location: NEW YORK, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL LEAK AND FUEL PUMP FAIL NO READING EVEN TANK FULL DEALER TOLD NO PROBLEM AND MAKE UNAUTHORIZED CHARGE FROM ME AND FROM FACTORY FOR FIX THE FUEL PUMP BUT NOT TRUE WHEN WENT BACK REFUSE TO FIXED AND THE WAY BACK NOTICED FIRE ON THE LEFT WE GOT CONTROLLED BY HELP FROM OTHER DRIVERS ON THE HIGHWAY AND I WAS LUCKY THAT HAPEN WHEN TRAFICE WAS SO SLOW

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

June 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10726305
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 2S3DA417386****

Summary of Complaint

WARNINGS: SERVICE STABILITY CONTROL, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, AWD OFF, ABS. INTERMITTENTLY APPEARS AND GOES AWAY. NO RHYME OR REASON, JUST NERVE RACKING. STEERING ON THE VEHICLE IS HARD.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

November 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10716560
Consumer Location: ALAMO, TN
VIN: 2S3DB217486****

Summary of Complaint

MY SUZUKI XL-7 PAINT HAS PEELED OFF THE BACK DOOR AND THE TOP OF THE CAR A MECHANIC STATED ITS A TRIPLE COAT PAINT JOB BECAUSE OF THE COLOR WHICH IS PEARL WHITE. THE IS DEFINITELY A MANUFACTURE PROBLEM BUT THEY ARE PATHETIC. THE PAINT IS PEELING SO BAD I'M SCARED TO WASH THE VEHICLE BECAUSE THE PAINT MAY COME OFF! THEN THE ELECTRICAL IS WORSE I GET IN THE DOOR CHIME GOES THROUGH THE SPEAKERS AT HIGH VOLUME. THE STABILITY CONTROL KEEPS CUTTING OFF AND ON AND SO DOES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

February 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10683043
Consumer Location: BELTON, TX
VIN: 2S3DB117X86****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AND STABILITY CONTROL, TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT AND ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. PULLED OVER PUT IN PARK AND WHILE SITTING THERE SPEEDOMETER SHOOTS UP TO 80 MPH, NOTICE THE CAR IS IN PARK. THE DOORS START LOCKING AND UNLOCKING BY THEMSELVES. TOOK IT IN TO GET FIX THEY SAID ITS THE ROLLOVER SENSOR PAID TO HAVE THAT REPLACED. 3 DAYS LATER SAMETHING HAPPENED. APPARENTLY THAT'S WASN'T THE PROBLEM. TAKING IT BACK TO THE SHOP. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

January 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10671185
Consumer Location: ANNISTON, AL
VIN: 2S3DB917586****

Summary of Complaint

WELL THE SUNROOF HAS STARTED TO LEAK INTO THE DRIVER SIDE AND THIS IS WHEN IT RAINS. I'VE BEEN HAVING THIS ISSUE OVER A YEAR NOW AND SAME ISSUES FROM SUZUKI STATES THEY CAN'T HELP ME CAUSE ITS NOT IN WARRANTY AND I EXPLAINED TO THEM IT'S A KNOWN ISSUE WHEN I RESEARCH IT AND I TOLD THEM THERE IS NEEDING TO BE A RECALL AND IT'S NOT GOOD CAUSE OF THE ELECTRONIC IT'S GOING ON IN DASH AND THROUGH. THEY JUST SAID SORRY. I AM SO FED UP WITH THIS AND LACK OF CARING. I CAN SEE WHY THEY WENT BANKRUPT AND I AM HOPING A RECALL CAN HAPPEN SOON ON A LOT OF THESES ISSUES AND THAT ARE SO CLEARLY OUT THERE WITH MORE THAN MINE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10671179
Consumer Location: ANNISTON, AL
VIN: 2S3DB917586****

Summary of Complaint

WELL I AM SO VERY UPSET I WAS DRIVING TO WORK AND PULLED AND GOT OUT OF MY SUV AND TURNED AROUND TO ARM THE CAR. WHEN I LOOKED AND SEEN ALL THE TOP PAINT PEELED BACK ABOVE THE DRIVER REAR SIDE ALMOST TO FRONT DOORS OF DRIVER SIDE ALL WAY BACK AND ALL WAY TO METAL LIKE IT WAS NEVER PAINTED AND JUST PEELING OFF AND STILL COMING OFF. AND I THINK THIS IS DEFINITELY A MANUFACTURER DEFECT CAUSE I PICKED A PIECE OF THE CHUNK OF PAINT OFF GROUND AND SO BRITTLE AND CRUMBLED. I NEED THIS MATTER ADDRESSED AND I TRIED TO TALK TO SUZUKI AGAIN AND THEY SAID SORRY YOUR OVER YOUR WARRANTY PERIOD AND SAID THEY HAVEN'T HAD ANY KNOWN ISSUES AND I DO HAVE PICTURES AND I AM EXTREMELY UPSET AND A 30, 000 DOLLAR CAR AND SHOULDN'T BE DOING THIS AND HAVE ONLY BEEN 5 YEARS. THEY JUST TOLD ME SORRY AGAIN AND I NEED HELP TO GET THIS FIXED. I HAVE PICTURES WAITING. *TR

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

January 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10671173
Consumer Location: ANNISTON, AL
VIN: 2S3DB917586****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN STARTING CAR THE DASH COMES UP STATING STABILITY CONTROL NEEDS SERVICED AND TURNS OFF PLUS MY TRACKING CONTROL OFF. THEN ONCE YOU KEEP GOING WILL START WORKING AFTER 15 MINUTES. ITS, CRAZY CAUSE TRIED TO TALK TO SUZUKI AUTO OF AMERICA AND THEY JUST BLEW OFF ANY ISSUES AND STATED SORRY CAN'T HELP YOU OUT OF WARRANTY AND SAID NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED IT TO BE A RECALL. I WAS LIKE IT'S A 30,000 DOLLAR SUV AND I SAID NO WONDER THEY WENT INTO BANKRUPTCY. IT'S SO UPSETTING NOT EVEN THAT OLD LOW MILEAGE AND IT'S NOW ON MY SUV HAS 64,680 AND STILL SANE ISSUE AND MORE. CAN'T BELIEVE THERE ISN'T MORE OUT THERE NOT TO HAVE A RECALL. I WOULD BELIEVE THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE CAUSE OF ALL THE BRAKES AND STABILITY OF CAR. PLEASE HELP ME. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

November 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10661034
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, IL
VIN: 2S3DB217486****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON THE SECOND ROW AIRBAG MODULE IS BAD AND IT IS GOING TO COST $1,100 TO FIX THE PROBLEM THE VEHICLE ONLY HAS 56,000 MILES ON IT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS WHY HASNT THIS BEEN RECALLED. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 12, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10643913
Consumer Location: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 2S3DB217286****

Summary of Complaint

ALL SYSTEM WARNING LIGHTS ARE ON. NOT SURE IF THERE IS A PROBLEM OR NOT. THE ELECTRICAL STABILITY CONTROL, CHECK ENGINE, ABS, AND ETC. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10643911
Consumer Location: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 2S3DB217286****

Summary of Complaint

THE PAINT ON THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE HAS CHIPPED OFF. I EXPECT THE REAR TO START RUSTING. I CAN'T TRADE MY CAR IN, DUE TO THE FACT THE PAINT IS PEELING. THE VEHICLE IS NO LONGER WORTH ANYTHING. *TR

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

March 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10638464
Consumer Location: ECKERT, CO
VIN: 2S3DA417986****

Summary of Complaint

TO BEGIN, MY MOONROOF LEAKED INTO THE OVERHEAD LIGHTS IN THE CABIN ANY TIME I WASHED THE CAR. HAD TO TAKE IT IN 3 TIMES TO GET IT FIXED. WINDOW SEALS WERE BUCKLING AND GOT THOSE REPLACED BY DEALER - BUT CONTINUED TO BUCKLE. ALL STABILITRAC LIGHTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERMITTENT SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR. KEY FOB WORKED INTERMITTENTLY AROUND 85000 THEN THE REAR DRIVER DOOR WOULD NOT RESPOND TO IT. REPLACED BATTERY IN FOB AND HAD TO TAKE IT IN TO ONLY HAVE IT DIAGNOSED THAT THE ACTUATOR IN THE DOOR WAS GOING OUT. WHILE I WAS TURNING A CORNER IN MY 2008 XL7, I HEARD A GRINDING/RATTLING NOISE THAT SEEMED TO WORSEN AT SLOWER SPEEDS AND WOULD GO AWAY AS I ACCELERATED THROUGH THE TURN AROUND 90000 MILES. POWER STEERING FELT TIGHT, ABS LIGHT, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, AWD OFF, STABIL-TRAC LIGHT ALL CAME ON...INTERMITTENTLY. TOOK IT IN FOR OTHER REPAIRS BEFORE WARRANTY RAN OUT AND THE DEALERSHIP COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE ISSUE/SOUND. AT 95700 MILES SAME THING STARTED HAPPENING, TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC AND HE COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE ISSUE. AT 103000 MILES THE NOISE/RATTLING/GRINDING IS BACK IN FORCE. TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC, HE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO DUPLICATE IT, PULLED MULTIPLE MIS-FIRE CODES P0300, P0301,P0305, & P0303. REPLACED A WEAK BATTERY, CHANGE THE OIL AND DIAGNOSED THE TIMING CHAIN/TENSIONER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. CALLED SUZUKI TO EXPLAIN THAT THIS HAD BEEN HAPPENING FOR THE LAST 15000 MILES SPORADICALLY, FINALLY GOT IT DIAGNOSED AFTER THE WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED AND THEY WILL NOT EVEN RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS MODEL. CALLED DEALERSHIP AND THE FIX IS AROUND $3000. THIS IS A PREVALENT RECURRING PROBLEM WITH THE XL7 2007-2009. AS MANY COMPLAINTS AS I HAVE SEEN REGARDING THIS ISSUE, KNOWING THAT IF I CONTINUE TO DRIVE IT LIKE THIS THAT IT COULD DESTROY THE ENTIRE ENGINE, SUZUKI SHOULD BE ISSUING A RECALL AND FIXING THIS DEFECTIVE VEHICLE. *TR

Components: ENGINE

November 06, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10627828
Consumer Location: SAVONA, NY
VIN: 2S3DA417186****

Summary of Complaint

THE TIMING CHAINS HAVE BEEN REPLACED TWICE IN 2 YEARS EVERY TIME INSPECTION IS DEW THEY ALWAYS KICK ON LIGHT SUZUKI REFUSES TO FIX ISSUE BUT SAME MOTOR AS CHEVY EQUINOX AND THEY HAVE ISSUED A RECALL ON CHAINS .THIS RECALL SHOULD BE ON XL7 AS WELL HAS SAME ISSUE SAME MOTOR BUT NOTHING BEING DONE TO FIX PROBLEM. 2700 DOLLAR REPAIR EVERY YEAR TO PASS INSPECTION. THEIR A LEMON.( JUNK) *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

July 27, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10616695
Consumer Location: CORAL SPRINGS, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY SUZUKI XL7 HAS THE STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT AND ALL OTHER ELECTRICAL LIGHTS IN THE INTERIOR OF THE CAR GO ON AND OFF, THE WARNINGS FOR THE BREAKS AND STABILITY CONTROL THEY ALWAYS COME ON AFTER IT RAINS. WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS OVER 85*, ALL THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS IN THE CAR GO CRAZY AND THE CAR SHUTS OFF, AFTER TAKING THE CAR SEVERAL TIMES TO THE DEALER THE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT CAN CAUSE THIS ISSUE, BUT NOW ALL THE LOCKS ARE NOT WORKING WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS HIGH AND THE CAR IS EITHER LOCKED OR UNLOCKED, AND WE HAVE ISSUES WITH OUR AIR BAGS TOO, SOMETIMES THE PASSENGER LIGHT IS OFF WHEN SOMEONE IS SITTING ON IT. *JS

Components: STEERING ENGINE

June 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10606037
Consumer Location: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING WHEEL MAKES A RUBBING SOUND WHEN TURNING BACK AND FORTH. I HAD IT FIXED ONCE WHILE STILL UNDER WARRANTY. WENT AWAY FOR A WHILE BUT NOW I'M AT 101,000 MILES AND IT'S BACK. UNFORTUNATELY I'M NOT UNDER WARRANTY ANYMORE, SO THIS REPAIR WILL HAVE TO BE OUT OF POCKET. DISAPPOINTED, HAD I KNOWN THAT I WAS GETTING A SUZUKI WITH GM PARTS I WOULD HAVE NEVER CONSIDERED BUYING IT. I HAD A 2002 SUZUKI XL7 AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT. ANOTHER PROBLEM THAT I ENCOUNTER ON MY VEHICLE IS THAT IT BURNS WAY TOO MUCH OIL. THE OIL CHANGES COME AROUND ALOT SOONER THAT THE INDICATOR DISPLAYS ON THE PANEL. DEALERSHIP HAS NO EXPLANATION FOR IT. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

July 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10595153
Consumer Location: GOOSE CREEK, SC
VIN: 2S3DA417486****

Summary of Complaint

BECAUSE OF FAULTY PRIMER, THE PAINT ON MY 2008 XL7 IS NOW PEELING OFF AND BUBBLING. SUZUKI REFUSES TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE TO FIX SO WHEN I GO TO TRADE IT IN, IT WILL BE WORTH LITTLE TO NOTHING. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER SUZUKI AGAIN SIMPLY BASED ON THE LACK OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. MINE IS NOT THE ONLY WHITE XL7 THIS HAS HAPPENED TO. THERE ARE MANY MORE COMPLAINTS WHEN YOU SEARCH THE INTERNET WHERE SUZUKI HAS DONE NOTHING. IT'S SAD BECAUSE IT WAS A REALLY CLASSY VEHICLE AND NOT IT LOOKS LIKE A HOT MESS! IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE SUZUKI WOULD WANT THEIR BRAND BEING REPRESENTED LIKE THIS AS YOU CAN CLEARLY TELL THE PAINT PROBLEM WAS NOT CAUSED BY AN ACCIDENT BUT IS A TRUE DEFECT. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10594919
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: 2S3DB117786****

Summary of Complaint

OCS SENSOR MAT INSTALLED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY FAIL DUE TO REPEATED FLEXING OF THE MAT FROM USE OF THE SEAT. AS A RESULT, DURING A CRASH NECESSITATING DEPLOYMENT, THE AIR BAG WILL DEPLOY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT IS AN ADULT OR A CHILD. * WILL NOT DETECT PASSENGER IN SEAT AT WEIGHTS OF 150 LBS OR BELOW. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

July 30, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10588377
Consumer Location: HOLLYWOOD, FL
VIN: 2S3DB117386****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT DOOR LOCKS WOULD NOT RESPOND TO KEY FOB AND WOULD STAY LOCKED. HAD TO USE KEY TO GET INTO THE CAR. GOT IT FIXED UNDER WARRANTY. NOW, REAR LOCKS INTERMITTENTLY WONT RESPOND TO FOB. EITHER THE REAR DOORS STAY LOCKED( AND CANNOT EVEN BE OPENED WITH THE HANDLE FROM THE INSIDE) OR SOMETIMES THEY WONT LOCK WHEN YOU LEAVE THE CAR. THE LOCK/UNLOCK BUTTON INSIDE THE CAR DOES NOT OVERRIDE THE SITUATION. THIS VEHICLE HAS NO KEY OPTION FOR THE REAR DOORS. THANKFULLY, NO ONE HAS BEEN STUCK IN THE REAR SEATS AND UNABLE TO GET OUT. NO RHYME OR REASON AS TO WHEN IT HAPPENS AND WHEN THEY WILL START WORKING AGAIN. CANT TRUST THAT THE CAR IS SECURELY LOCKED OR THAT PEOPLE CAN GET OUT WHEN IT DECIDES THAT IT DOESN'T WANT THE DOORS TO UNLOCK. *TR

SUZUKI XL7 Sold

suzuki xl7 2003 vin js3tx92v634111978
2003 SUZUKI XL7 Collision Unknown
JS3TX92V634111978
suzuki xl7 2003 vin js3tx92v234114876
2003 SUZUKI XL7 Collision Run & Drive
JS3TX92V234114876
suzuki xl7 2003 vin js3ty92v634103585
2003 SUZUKI XL7 Collision Run & Drive
JS3TY92V634103585