2008 SUZUKI XL7 VIN: 2S3DB217386120494

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
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VIN 2S3DB217386120494 Decoding Suzuki Vin Decoder

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Destination Market

U.S., Canada

Make

SUZUKI

Manufacturer Name

SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC

Model

XL7

Model Year

2008

Trim

3Row (JX)

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

FWD/Front-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 2S3DB217386120494

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: 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: 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?

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