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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,530 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.

2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 132005

Grand Vitara 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,119 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

At speed of 55 mph on a highway, I was cut off by another vehicle. I had to apply my brakes quickly, and much to my shock, the car went sideways and slammed into a steel divider. This caused body damage to my vehicle to the entire passenger side - from front to back and everything in between. I have not had any repairs done as of yet.

- Wenonah, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 172003

Grand Vitara

  • miles
Response to a letter the consumer received in regards to selling her 2002 Suzuki Grand vitara. The vehicle was taken to the dealer because the vehicle would pull while braking, a speaker was blown, none of the directional signals worked and the check engine light was on. When the consumer picked the vehicle up from the dealer none of the problems had been repaired.

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 092003

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Brakes squealed excessively and cost a mint to have replaced. (had to have two sets bought to get this to stop and rotors machined within 1 yr of purchase) right seat belt locks excessively and only way to unlock is to undo the connection.

- Schwenksville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242002

Grand Vitara

  • miles
From the time of purchase July 6, 2002, brakes squeaked excessively/constantly loud even after replacement of rotors twice and shaving them. The problem persisted with premature fix and problem then reoccurred. Remote did not lock/unlock vehicle. Control module replaced. Passenger side door rattled while driving. Tire did not hold pressure. There was vehicle pull. Tire pressure checked out ok. Consumer requested replacement vehicle.

- Frederiksted, VI, USA

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