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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cables Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,758 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 #8

Sep 032004

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle intermittently began to rapidly accelerate when engaged from neutral to drive. The dealership inspected the vehicle four times and replaced the cable accelerator. The first occasion occurred as the consumer placed the vehicle into drive and the vehicle went flying into the next parking space. The consumer pressed the brake to the floor, but the vehicle continued on. The vehicle was placed into neutral, but nothing changed, the engine continued racing. The consumer waited a few minutes and the vehicle was started again and was back to normal. On the second occasion, the vehicle was started and placed into drive and exact same thing occurred, but only this time, the vehicle was shut off and started back again in full throttle. On the third occasion, when the shifter was placed into drive, the engine began to race. The brake was applied and the shifter was placed in neutral but the vehicle continued to race.

- Lewistown, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012004

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Replacement parts were not available to perfrom recall repairs.

- Catano, PR, USA

problem #6

Mar 242004

Grand Vitara 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received NHTSA recall letter 03V512000 regarding accelerator cable casing cap that was attached to the vehicle firewall which could crack due to extended exposure 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.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #5

Mar 112004

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

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

The consumer received a recall letter regarding the cable casing cap. The dealership still does not have the parts available to conduct the recall repair.

- Puerto Real, PR, USA

problem #4

Mar 012004

Grand Vitara 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Consumer received NHTSA recall letter 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.

- Sabana Seca, PR, USA

problem #3

Feb 242004

Grand Vitara 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Consumer received NHTSA recall 03V512000 in January 2004 concerning accelerator cable casing cap cracking due to extended exposure to forces from the accelerator cable, and insufficient long term durability of the plastic casing cap. If the casing cap becomes cracked, movement of the inner accelerator cable through the cap can cause the inner accelerator cable to become frayed. Dealership still does not have the parts to conduct recall repairs.

- Gurabo, PR, USA

problem #2

Feb 102004

(reported on)

Grand Vitara

  • 6,068 miles
Consumer complained about an accelerator cable problem.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Dec 252003

Grand Vitara

  • 26,000 miles
The dealership informed the consumer to call back in 5 days to make an appointment to have the accelerator cable casing cap recall 03V512000 performed, although the vehicle experienced a failure, which caused the consumer to hit a pole.

- Livermore, CA, USA

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