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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Seat Heater/Cooler Problems

9.1

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,984 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.

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 272007

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 3,963 miles

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

2006 Suzuki Grand vitara with several problems. Consumer states that the problems are: Steering shaft, engine making a knocking noise, engine light illumination, gasoline odor from engine and seat warmer not working. The engine noise was due to the camshaft timing belt which needed to be re-torqued. The purge valve was replaced due to the engine light being on.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032006

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
This happened day after we bought vehicle. Valve tapping coming from motor at idle. Rattling noise from engine at 50 mph. Passenger heated seat works 10% of the time. Took vehicle to dealership gave back in one hour. The help ticket states need to order part to heat seat and they need to call tech support to resolve tapping. I took SUV two weeks ago I call every other day. They say they are still waiting for tech support and they want to fix both problems at once. Are they waiting until the motor has serious damage before moving on to fix it?

- Atlantic Beach, FL, USA

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