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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 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.

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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 042005

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer applied the accelerator pedal and vehicle failed to move. Afterwards the vehicle accelerated hesitantly on its own. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed consumer that the problem could not be duplicated. Consumer informed the mechanic that this problem happened more than once, and had not been resolved.

- Alton, IL, USA

problem #3

May 112004

Grand Vitara 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received on January 2004 NHTSA recall 03V512000 regarding accelerator cable casing cap that was attached to the vehicle firewall could crack due to extended exposure to forces from the accelerator cable, and insufficient long term durability of the plastic casing cap. The dealership still did not have the parts available to conduct the recall.

- Humacao, PR, USA

problem #2

Mar 292004

Grand Vitara 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On Feb 8, 2004 consumer received a NHTSA recall 03V512000 regarding the accelerator cable casin cap. The dealership still does not have the parts available to conduct recall repairs.

- Fajardo, PR, USA

problem #1

Mar 152004

Grand Vitara 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
On February 10, 2004 consumer received a recall letter regarding the accelerator cable casing cap. Dealership still did not have the parts available to conduct recall repairs. There was no place in puerto rico that had the parts available.

- Ponce, PR, USA

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