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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,100 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.

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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 232008

Grand Vitara

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact experienced difficulty starting the vehicle. He discovered that the battery cable was grounding out against the body of the vehicle, which caused the failure. The contact stated that the vehicle is unsafe due to the current recalls on the vehicle, although he has not experienced any of the failures noted in the recalls. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

May 182006

Grand Vitara 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,400 miles
: the contact stated while driving under any conditions or speed, the brake lights fail due to a blown fuse. Afterwards when the vehicle is stopped, it us unable to be placed into the park position until the fuse has been replaced. The vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection. It was determined the electrical system was the problem however it is unknown what repairs will correct the problem.

- Woodville, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 092004

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
8/14/03 - 2003 Suzuki Grand vitara, [xxx], purchased at Suzuki of des moines, po box 13377, des moines ia 50310, 515-270-5800. 1/13/04 - received recall letter regarding accelerator cable casing cap. 1/17/04 - had car repaired. 9/9/04 - headlights on at end of day when leaving work and battery dead. Jump-started car and took to dealer; notice smell of something burning. 9/21/04 - car finally fixed. Invoice states: Drl lights stay on pulled inside and found light do not turn off but marker lights not on also noticed BCM flashing clock hooked up tech 2 and found code P1121 looked up code in book and run test had to remove BCM from dash to inspect ect wiring run test and BCM appears to be ok but found wire not giving proper reading disconnect relay and light still on disconnect high beam relay and lights go off checked and found high/low switch burnt ordered parts removed switch to replace and found wire connector is burnt extremely bad had to order wire loom to make repair used connector from new loom to repair separated most pins had to solder in 4 wires and secure re assembled and test working fine now." 10/4/04 - received recall letter: "moisture can freeze in the fuel pressure regulator. 10/8/04 - had car fixed. Invoice states: Scheduled appointment to fix timing cover which is leaking. 10/9/04 - NHTSA office web site has recall I havenT been notified about and need to make sure it doesn't involve my vehicle: Windshield. Updated 07/27/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #1

Oct 242003

Grand Vitara

  • 6,000 miles
While driving, the driver was able to air coming inside of the vehicle when the all windows were closed. Also, the headlights will came on and went off by themselves. This is a hazard to the driver's visibility at night. This was a continuous problem.

- Toa Baja, PR, USA

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