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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Suzuki Aerio engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Suzuki Aerio Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 282007

Aerio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Suzuki Aerio. Over the course of a few days, the contact heard a noise coming from the engine. The noise intensified as time progressed. While driving 55 mph, the engine noise became louder and the vehicle gradually lost power and stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the engine needs to be replaced. The VIN and engine size were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 73,000.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005


  • miles
2003 Suzuki Aerio engine failed due to lack of oil. The engine failed while the consumers wife was driving, which left her without brakes. The manufacturer stated the failure was due to lack of oil, however the consumer disagreed because the consumer has all of the service records. (lawyer on behalf of consumer).

- Marshall, TX, USA

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